Details of Spencer State Forest

Overview of Spencer State Forest

The 965-acre Spencer State Forest features trails that run for miles through the woods and across rivers. Visitors can picnic, swim in Howe Pond, cross-country ski, and snowmobile.

Hours for Spencer State Forest

Sunrise to sunset

Parking at Spencer State Forest

Free parking is available on-site.

Activities at Spencer State Forest

Person hiking through the woods.

Hiking & walking

In addition to its local trails, Spencer State Forest is home to length of the 92-mile Midstate Trail, which runs between Massachusetts's Rhode Island and New Hampshire borders.

All Activities at Spencer State Forest

  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Facilities at Spencer State Forest

  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms

Restrictions at Spencer State Forest

  • No alcohol
  • No littering
  • Dogs must remain on-leash
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