Skinner State Park


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.

Hours   for Skinner State Park

Auto road hours

The auto road to the Summit will open for the season on 5/5/24. The road will be open daily from 9am-8pm.

Summit House

The Summit house will open for the season beginning on 5/18/24, the house will be open 9am-4pm on weekends and holidays.

The Summit house restrooms will open daily from 9am-7pm.

Parking   at Skinner State Park

Parking fees charged from May 15 - Oct 14 or until the road closes

MA resident  $5

Non-MA resident  $20

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

Get a parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

Get a lifetime senior parking pass (MA residents)

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 will open daily from 9am-7pm. 
     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, wedding ceremonies, parties and other special events require  a special use permit .  For more information please call the park office at 413 586 0350. 

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