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Ashland State Park is a public recreation area located in the town of Ashland, Massachusetts. The park is known for its scenic beauty and offers a variety of outdoor activities suitable for visitors of all ages.

Location and Accessibility

Ashland State Park 156 W Union St, Ashland, MA 01721, United States

Accessibility varies depending on the season and park maintenance. It's advisable to check ahead with park officials or the state park website for any alerts or updates on accessibility, especially if you require ADA-compliant facilities.

Activities and Amenities

  • Hiking: The park has several trails that are suitable for both novice and experienced hikers.

  • Swimming and Beach Area: There is a designated swimming area with a beachfront that is popular in the summertime.

  • Fishing: The Ashland Reservoir within the park is a frequent spot for fishing enthusiasts.

  • Boating: Non-motorized boating like kayaking and canoeing is permitted on the reservoir.

  • Picnicking: Picnic areas are available for those who wish to enjoy meals in the great outdoors.

  • Biking: Certain trails allow biking, offering an alternative way to explore the park.

  • Winter Sports: During the winter, activities such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing can be enjoyed, dependent on the weather.

Camping Information

As of my knowledge cutoff date in early 2023, Ashland State Park does not offer camping facilities. Visitors looking for camping experiences can seek nearby state parks or campgrounds that provide this service. It's always best to verify current details with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation or the official state park website as facilities and policies may change over time.

Operating Hours and Fees

  • The park generally operates from sunrise to sunset.
  • There may be a daily parking fee.

Please check the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's official website or contact the park directly for the most current information on hours and any fees that may apply.

Safety and Regulations

  • Follow all posted rules for swimming and boating to ensure the safety of all visitors.
  • Make sure to follow the principles of "Leave No Trace" to maintain the park's ecological integrity.
  • Fishing regulations must be adhered to, including any necessary permits or licenses.

Contact Information

Before heading to the park, especially for specific activities like group events or to confirm the availability of certain amenities, it's wise to contact park authorities:

Phone: You can typically find a contact number for the park by searching the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation website or by a quick web search for the park's contact information.

For the most current updates and information, visiting the state park's website or contacting the Department of Conservation and Recreation is recommended as details can change over time, including the development of new facilities or changes to policies and operating hours.

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