• The Department of Conservation and Recreation's Events Calendar

    Our parks offer a wonderful variety of special events, nature activities and educational programs for people of all ages and abilities all year long! Please use our new calendar search tool to find programs and events in MassParks across the state.

  • Department of Conservation and Recreation's Educational Programs

    The purpose of the Education, Interpretation and Visitor Services is to increase the public’s awareness and appreciation of the commonwealth’s natural, cultural and historical resources; and foster a sense of stewardship among citizens and visitors. From the Berkshires to the Atlantic Ocean, every year the bureau recruits, hires and trains a group of professional interpreters to seasonally staff more than 50 forests and parks statewide.
  • Agricultural Fairs

    Agricultural fairs are a traditional American celebration of farming, farm families and the harvest of our State's bounty. Fairgrounds feature vegetable and garden demonstrations, musical performances, livestock shows, arts and crafts displays, and other fun activities.
  • Land Protection Program

    From the Berkshires to the Atlantic, the Land Protection Program identifies and protects the most ecologically important habitats throughout the Commonwealth.  The program's mission is to preserve biological diversity and protect important fish and wildlife habitats and their natural communities and to provide the public recreational access to these wild lands.