Skinner State Park

Address

10 Skinner State Park Road, Hadley, MA 01035
Historic site

Details of Skinner State Park

Overview of Skinner State Park

The park offers many hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley. Reach the summit of Mt. Holyoke by road or hiking trail.

Please note: The guard rail installation project along the Summit auto-road is ongoing weekdays from 7am-430pm. Visitors are asked to avoid walking along the auto-road and use the trails to reach the Summit. If you need assistance with alternate routes please call the park office at 413-586-0350.

Hours for Skinner State Park

Auto road hours

The auto road to the Summit is closed for the season and will re-open in the Spring of 2024

Summit House

The Summit house is closed for the season and will re-open in the Spring of 2024

The Summit house restrooms are closed for the season, porta-jons are located at the main entrance of the park

Parking at Skinner State Park

Parking fees charged from May 14 until the road closes

MA resident  $5

Non-MA resident  $20

Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate

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Activities at Skinner State Park

  • Hiking & walking

    Skinner offers more than 40 miles of hiking trails.

All Activities at Skinner State Park

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Educational programs
  • Hiking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hang gliding

Facilities at Skinner State Park

  • Grilling
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms: The Summit house restrooms are closed for the season, porta-jons are located at the main entrance of the park.
  • Scenic viewing area
  • Visitors Center

Restrictions at Skinner State Park

  • No drones
  • No rock climbing
  • No alcohol
  • No all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
  • No going off marked trails
  • No motorized vehicles
  • No off-road motorcycles or dirt bikes
  • No roller skates or roller blades
  • No skateboards

More info for Skinner State Park

School groups are required to secure a special use permit to visit DCR property.

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