State Parks

Five state parks offer boating, swimming, picnicking, walking trails, and horseback-riding.

Ashland State Park

Ashland State Park

Route 135, Ashland 01721
508-881-4092 (Summer), 508-435-4303

470-acre, multiuse park with swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, bicycling, and hiking.

Callahan State Park

Callahan State Park

Millwood Street, Framingham 01701

508-653-9641 

A favorite place for dog walkers, this park also offers horseback-riding, fishing, cross-country skiing, and hiking.

Cochituate State Park

Cochituate State Park

93 Commonwealth Road, Wayland 01778

508-653-9641 

Day-use park for boating, swimming, windsurfing, fishing, and picnicking.

Hopkinton State Park

Hopkinton State Park

164 Cedar Street, Hopkinton 01748

508-435-4303 

Recreational activities including two lifeguarded swimming beaches, stocked fishing, 12 picnic sites, boat rentals, 10 miles of marked trails, open field space, and boat launching ramp for non-motorized watercraft.

Whitehall State Park

Whitehall State Park

Route 135, Hopkinton 01748

508-435-5303 

This park offers boating, fishing, a public boat ramp, hiking trails, biking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.

Recreation - Fall Walking Trail

Recreation - BAA Start

Recreation - Bowditch

Community Spotlight - Millis

Overview

Named for its founder, Lansing Millis, Millis is a quintessential picturesque New England suburb. Just nineteen miles southwest of Boston, and easily accessible by routes 109 and 115, it is made up of lovely residential and rural areas and is dotted with serene lakes, rolling meadows. and bubbling brooks.

 

History

Formerly East Medway, Millis, a town rich in history, incorporated as a separate town in 1885. Millis is home to several historical buildings with the most notable being the Niagara Hall Fire House. This recently renovated firehouse was built in 1878 and is covered almost completely on the inside by flowing murals created by Boston artist George Story. The town is currently pushing to restore the original artwork and return this one-of-a-kind historical landmark to its former glory. 

Recreation

As autumn returns, so too does our signature fall foliage, and there is no better place to enjoy the colors than the many picturesque parks, ponds, and trails in Millis. Enjoy the season on the waters of Bugastow Brook and the Charles River, or on one of the many hiking and horse-riding trails that criss-cross the Millis Landscape. 

 

Dining

Adding to the flavor of Millis, Twist Bakery Café is known nationally as a pioneer for recipes devised for the gluten-sensitive and those with food allergies. Their entire menu is gluten-free and nut-free (except coconut), and most of their items are even dairy-free.  If you’re looking to grab a bite somewhere a little more traditional, Primavera offers up a wide variety of classic Italian dishes with a dash of all- American favorites, all in a lovely upscale environment.