Central Massachusetts Hiking
Midstate Trail, Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, Norwottock Rail Trail
Central Massachusetts offers hiking trails for all ability levels. Hike across rolling countryside, through urban centers and up to mountain tops. Enjoy an afternoon outing or extended stay along the trails of Central Mass.
Central Massachusetts Hiking Trails
The Midstate Trail extends from Rhode Island across central Massachusetts and into New Hampshire crossing woodlands, lakes, farmland, and rolling hills.
Distance: 92 mi
The Metacomet-Monadnock Trail begins in Connecticut and ends in New Hampshire. Within Massachusetts, it offers a more challenging hike across the Mount Holyoke and Mount Tom Ranges.
Distance: 114 miles
Norwottock Rail Trail
The Norwottock Rail Trail is located within Massachusetts’ Connecticut River Greenway State Park alongside the former Boston & Main Railroad. The trail crosses the Connecticut River and winds through forests, farmland, and towns. This paved trail is ideal for all levels of ability.
Distance: 10 miles
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Massachusetts Hiking by Region
Lenox, Northampton, Amherst, Holyoke, Springfield, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Lee, Adams
Worcester, Brookfield, Fitchburg, Leominster, Southbridge, Sturbridge
Lawrence, Lowell, Salem, Beverly, Gloucester, Marblehead
Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Somerville
Brockton, Duxbury, Fall River, New Bedford, Taunton, Plymouth
Falmouth, Barnstable, Hyannis, Nantucket, Marthas Vineyard, Provincetown