Franklin State Forest


80 Forge Hill Rd, Franklin, MA 02038
Dogs Allowed
Historic site

Details of Franklin State Forest

Overview of Franklin State Forest

Covering over 843 acres, Franklin State Forest is a minimally developed piece of land. The forest offers miles of weaving trails and fire roads. Trails are open for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Additionally there is a designated loop for off-roading. Access to the Southern New England Trunkline Trail is available through the forest.

Hours for Franklin State Forest

Dawn to dusk

Parking at Franklin State Forest

Free parking is available on-site (limited).

Activities at Franklin State Forest

  • Off-roading

    May 1, 2020 is the opening day for OHV season at: F Gilbert, Franklin and Wrentham State Forests. Ride the 8-mile loop trail designated for off-highway motorcycles (OHMs). Valid MA registration required.

All Activities at Franklin State Forest

  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting

Facilities at Franklin State Forest

  • Educational programs

Restrictions at Franklin State Forest

  • Off-highway motorcycles (OHMs) are only allowed during the riding season (early May to late November).
  • OHMs on marked trails only (blazed in yellow).

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