October Mountain State Forest


317 Woodland Road, Lee, MA 01238
Handicapped Accessible
Dogs Allowed

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At 16,500 acres, October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts. You'll find trails for any level of hiking experience, and you can also visit nearby Tanglewood, popular music venue and home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra.


Sunrise to one half-hour after sunset

Campground office

Sunday - Saturday: 8:00 am-10:00 pm


Parking available at park entrance.


Person walking with hiking boots

Hiking and walking

Check out the Gorge Trail, which leads past the picturesque Shermerhorn Gorge.
Raccoon perched up in pine tree

Nature walks

October Mountain is great place to see all kinds of wild plants and animals.

All Activities

  • Camping
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Snowmobiling


  • Boat ramp (car top)
  • Grills
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic views 
  • Showers
  • Trailer / R.V. dumping


  • Camping
  • Hiking
    • Sand dust
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms


  • No alcohol
  • No littering
  • ATVs permitted during daylight hours on designated trails only.
  • No access from campground.
  • ATVs must be on trailer in campground.

More info

Visitors may only camp in designated campsites, and only during camping season, from mid-May through mid-October.

Image credits:  eladio marquez


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