This Natural Wonders Road Trip Will Show You Massachusetts Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Road trips are awesome, but unless you’re the kind of person who enjoys logistics, planning road trips can be less than awesome. If you want to experience some of the most beautiful natural wonders in Massachusetts, without the headache of planning your route, this road trip is the answer.

You can tackle this thing any way you want. Start at the beginning and visit each site, or hop on somewhere in the middle. The entire trip takes about 12.5 hours total, but unless you love whizzing by beautiful places without stopping, you’ll want to dedicate a weekend to exploring.

Check out the road trip map and directions here.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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There are so many more beautiful natural wonders in Massachusetts, and this road trip only scratches the surface. Still, you can’t go wrong visiting all these spectacular sites. Would you add any other natural wonders to this road trip? Let us know in the comments! You might also want to visit 10 man-made wonders in Massachusetts.

Address: Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA, USA
Address: World's End, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
Address: New Salem, MA, USA
Address: Shelburne Falls, MA 01370, USA
Address: McAuley Rd, North Adams, MA 01247, USA
Address: Mount Greylock, Adams, MA 01220, USA
Address: Bash Bish Falls, Mt Washington, MA 01258, USA
Address: 105 Weatogue Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257, USA
Address: Cape Cod National Seashore, Chatham, MA 02650, USA
Address: 31 Aquinnah Cir, Aquinnah, MA 02535, USA
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September 13, 2020

Does Massachusetts have any natural wonders?

Some of the most beautiful places in Massachusetts are its natural wonders, such as Lake Massapoag in Sharon. The natural lake just might be the most underrated natural wonder in all of Massachusetts. It boasts clear, clean water, and spans more than 350 acres. It’s an ideal spot for swimming boating, and fishing. You might also want to add the seven natural wonders in Massachusetts to your bucket list. Massachusetts’ natural wonders include Aquinnah Cliffs in Martha’s Vineyard, Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams, Cape Cod National Seashore, and Bash Bish Falls in Mt. Washington.

What are the most picturesque hiking trails in Massachusetts?

Many of the most relaxing places in Massachusetts can be found along its hiking trails. Some of the most relaxing hiking trails boast amazing payoffs. The Ashley Reservoir Trail in Holyoke, for example, spans just over three miles and features such picturesque scenery as a shimmering lake, perfect for snapping photos. Don’t worry if you don’t have much time. The quarter of a mile All Persons Trail, at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, is an easy hike that takes you through lush forest, along a boardwalk, past flowing streams and ponds, and to a cascading waterfall.

What are the best outdoor activities in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts is brimming with fun outdoor activities. For those who enjoy activities that are sure to create an adrenaline rush, there’s Ramblewild’s Tree-to-Tree Adventure Park in Lanesborough. The treetop adventure course is ideal for adventure seekers seven years and older. The ropes course features wooden bridges, rope ladders, and ziplines. For the ultimate outdoor adventure, go camping at Nickerson State Park, which boasts 400 campsites. Pitch a tent or rent a yurt, and don’t forget to bring your swimming gear. The state park is home to a sandy beach that leads into the cool water.

Address: Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA, USA
Address: World's End, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
Address: New Salem, MA, USA
Address: Shelburne Falls, MA 01370, USA
Address: McAuley Rd, North Adams, MA 01247, USA
Address: Mount Greylock, Adams, MA 01220, USA
Address: Bash Bish Falls, Mt Washington, MA 01258, USA
Address: 105 Weatogue Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257, USA
Address: Cape Cod National Seashore, Chatham, MA 02650, USA
Address: 31 Aquinnah Cir, Aquinnah, MA 02535, USA