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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.

Hours for Skinner State Park

Summit House

Open on weekends and holidays 10:00am - 4:30pm

*The last day the Summit house will open for the season is 10/8

Auto road hours

The last day the auto road will be open for the season is 10/28

Beginning on 9/4: Sunday - Saturday: 9am-6pm, Beginning on 10/9: Sunday - Saturday: 9am-4pm

Parking at the base of Skinner state park maybe unavailable due to paving projects. Please use Route 47 parking area for trail head access.

Parking at Skinner State Park

Parking Fee Schedule: 

May 26th - June 15th parking fees on weekends and holidays

June 16th - September 3rd Daily parking fee

September 4th - late fall parking fees on weekends and holidays 

MA resident  $5

Non-MA resident  $10

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

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Get a lifetime senior parking pass (MA residents)


Activities at Skinner State Park

A person walking through trails.

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
  • Scenic viewing area
  • Visitors Center

Restrictions at Skinner State Park

  • 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