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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

The Summit House will open for the season on 5/25/19

Open on weekends and holidays 10:00am

Auto road hours

The autoroad will open for the season on 5/11/19

Sunday-Saturday 9am-6pm. Gates lock at the entrance at 6pm.

Parking at Skinner State Park

Parking Fee Schedule: : To be announced

MA resident  $5

Non-MA resident  $10

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

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

More info for Skinner State Park

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