Connecticut DEP - Use the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection website
to access complete information on all of the Connecticut state parks and forests. A
special process applies for group sites.
Rhode Island State Parls - Use this website
to access information on Rhode Island state parks. Special use permits (in place of reservations) are generally handled by mail and can require
review at a monthly management meeting, so allow extra time for these.
Vermont State Parls - Use the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation website
to access complete information on all of the Vermont state parks and forests.
Selected Parks and Forests:
Arcadia Management Area - The largest of the RI State Parks, this forest
is located partly in Hope Valley, RI (about 85 minutes from Worcester, MA). For good trail maps, see
Boston Harbor Islands - This unique
area requires a different approach to camping planning, for example, bringing ALL of your water.
Mount Greylock -
this area allows tent camping in a few designated areas only, but some are on the trail. It is located in Western, MA near
Pittsfield (about 2.5 hours from Worcester, MA)
- The only camping is at a campground at the base of the mountain. Most hikes follow one of several
trails up the
mountain. This park is located in Jaffrey, NH (a bit over one hour from Worcester, MA).
Otter River State Forest -
located in Baldwinville, MA (under an hour from Worcester, MA) - listed on Reserve America's "100 Best".