11 Lesser-Known State Parks Around Boston That Will Absolutely Amaze You

Visiting the same green spaces over and over can quickly feel repetitive. Renew your wonder for nature by heading somewhere a little off the beaten path. Numerous state parks ring Boston and they’re an affordable and fun option for a day trip. Even if you’ve already checked out popular spots like Blue Hills or Middlesex Fells reservations, some of these 11 lesser-known parks will hopefully be new to you:

It’s easy to combine a visit to Whitehall with a trip to nearby Hopkinton State Park.

What’s your favorite state park near Boston? Let us know in the comments below!