Skinner State Park

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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.
Due to scheduled construction projects we will not be accepting any special use permits until work is complete.

Hours for Skinner State Park

Auto road hours

The auto road to the Summit is open daily from 9am-8pm

Summit House

The Summit house and the Summit house deck will remain closed until deck repairs are completed.

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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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 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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