Spencer State Forest

Historic site
Dogs Allowed



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.


Sunrise to sunset


Free parking is available on-site.


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

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


  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms




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