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If you need an escape from the city, cabins in Massachusetts will provide the peace and quiet you seek. Located just 15 minutes from Boston is the DCR Blue Hills Reservation with 7,000 acres filled with hiking and mountain biking trails, ponds, and campsites. Spanning an area between Dedham, Randolph, Quincy, and Milton, this preserve seems worlds away from city life. If you wish to spend more than a day here at Blue Hills, you can rent a cozy cabin with lovely water views from AMC Ponkapaug Family Camp.

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Where are the oldest towns in Massachusetts?

The oldest towns in Massachusetts are great for taking quick trips and enjoying a new part of our historical state. Plymouth is the oldest town of them all, with an establishment date way back in 1620. The first Thanksgiving took place here and it will be like you're living in the history you learned in elementary school. It's exciting to get to see it firsthand. The second-oldest town in Massachusetts is Gloucester, established just three years after Plymouth, in 1623. It was a fishing town, and while it was abandoned for a while, it made a big resurgence later and is a lovely place to visit.

Where are the best day trips in Massachusetts?

When you don't have too long for a vacation but want a little escape, check out the best day trips in Massachusetts. Are you a fan of art? Check out Mass MoCA, where you will have the chance to enjoy contemporary art from paintings to theater. It's a fantastic place to get your artistic juices flowing and see some incredible sights. You'll find this visual arts center in North Adams. If you like monuments and history, head to Worcester to see a miniature feudal castle called the Bancroft Tower in Salisbury Park.  There's nothing more unique than a visit to a castle in the middle of Massachusetts!

Where are the best campgrounds in Massachusetts?

If you love camping and feeling fully connected with nature, check out the best campgrounds in Massachusetts. One great choice is Horseneck Beach State Reservation in West Point. There are tons of campsites for you to choose from here, and it's a great fit for those who like to have some conveniences of nature when they camp. You will have access to showers, toilets, fire pits, a playground, and picnic tables. More into the forest landscape? Head to Shawme-Crowell State Forest in Sandwich. It's an excellent place to go bike riding or hiking, and you will have amenities here as well, including running water and showers.

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