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The Best Camping in Massachusetts

Looking for the best camping in Massachusetts? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Massachusetts. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Massachusetts

  • Provincetown, Massachusetts

    Camp in Provincetown at Dunes' Edge Campground

    Cape Cod, Massachusetts is full of campgrounds and dunes to explore, but the best of the two are located at the very end of the cape, around the areas of Truro and Provincetown.Travel to the very beginning (or end, depending on how you look at it) of historic U.S. Route 6, which spans from Provin...
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  • Topsfield, Massachusetts

    Hike the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Trail

    5.0
    1.3 mi / 75 ft gain
    Park in the Ipswitch River Wildlife Sanctuary parking lot at the end of Perkins Row.  You can turn left on Rockery Trail or right on Innermost Trail for this 3.5-mile loop. Boardwalk trail makes this hike accessible for all levels. Dogs are not allowed. 
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  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Camp at Beartown State Forest

    On a spontaneous adventure, we were lucky to have ended up car camping at the beautiful Beartown State Forest. From the main entrance of the state forest, the campsite is only a few minutes drive to the right of the road. The campsite is popular, but only limited to 12 sites, so during the summer...
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  • North Adams, Massachusetts

    Mount Prospect, Mount Williams, and Mount Greylock Loop via Appalachian Trail

    13.37 mi / 4652 ft gain
    Mount Prospect, Mount Williams, and Mount Greylock Loop via Appalachian Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near North Adams, Massachusetts.
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  • Mount Washington, Massachusetts

    Alander Mountain and Brace Mountain Loop

    11.07 mi / 1667 ft gain
    Alander Mountain and Brace Mountain Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sheffield, Massachusetts.
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  • Charlemont, Massachusetts

    Mohawk Trail State Forest Campground

    3.88 mi / 1096 ft gain
    Mohawk Trail State Forest Campground is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Charlemont, Massachusetts.
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  • Egremont, Massachusetts

    Appalachian Trail from Jug End to Bear Mountain

    10.81 mi / 3074 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail from Jug End to Bear Mountain is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
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  • Taunton, Massachusetts

    Massasoit Trails

    7.99 mi / 669 ft gain
    Massasoit Trails is a loop trail that takes you by the lake located near Middleborough, Massachusetts.
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  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Hickey and Squaw Loop

    2.37 mi / 466 ft gain
    Hickey and Squaw Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Needham, Massachusetts

    Needham Town Forest and Farley Pond Loop

    3.45 mi / 194 ft gain
    Needham Town Forest and Farley Pond Loop is a loop trail that takes you by the lake located near Needham, Massachusetts.
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  • Cheshire, Massachusetts

    The Cobbles via Appalachian Trail

    1.64 mi / 738 ft gain
    The Cobbles via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Cheshire, Massachusetts.
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  • Spencer, Massachusetts

    Midstate Trail: Tafts Corner to Browning Pond

    8.18 mi / 659 ft gain
    Midstate Trail: Tafts Corner to Browning Pond is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Spencer, Massachusetts.
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  • Hadley, Massachusetts

    Metacomet-Monadnock Trail White Segment

    12.57 mi / 2657 ft gain
    Metacomet-Monadnock Trail White Segment is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hadley, Massachusetts.
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  • Hubbardston, Massachusetts

    Midstate Trail Northbound- Barr Falls to Wachusett Meadows

    10.9 mi / 968 ft gain
    Midstate Trail Northbound- Barr Falls to Wachusett Meadows is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Barre, Massachusetts.
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  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts

    Wells State Park North and South Trail (Red and White)

    3.71 mi / 377 ft gain
    Wells State Park North and South Trail (Red and White) is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
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  • Medfield, Massachusetts

    Ridge and Cedar Hill Loop

    3.1 mi / 387 ft gain
    Ridge and Cedar Hill Loop is a loop trail that takes you by the lake located near Medfield, Massachusetts.
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