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Harold Parker State Forest

305 Middleton Rd, North Andover, MA 01845-6397
+1 978-475-7972
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Harold Parker State Forest

While looking for affordable campgrounds near Boston I found Harold Parker State Forest. It is 20... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Sharry L
via mobile
Lovely place to kayak and swim

We've been to the state forest a number of times for kayaking, swimming, and a picnic lunch... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Stuart R
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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305 Middleton Rd, North Andover, MA 01845-6397
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+1 978-475-7972
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

While looking for affordable campgrounds near Boston I found Harold Parker State Forest. It is 20 miles north of Boston, right outside of Andover. Lorraine Campground has 91 goodsize campsites with a picnick table, grill & water spigot. Restrooms have flush toilets & free showers....More

Thank Sharry L
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We've been to the state forest a number of times for kayaking, swimming, and a picnic lunch. There's easy parking for 10-12 cars, the lake is good-size and very clean with an island in the middle. It's never been crowded or noisy when we were...More

1  Thank Stuart R
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Not what it use to be. Had gone fishing/hiking here, but no more. Have encountered some really shady characters including several engaging in illegal activities. Go elsewhere would be my recommendation.

1  Thank Yvonne S
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Beautiful if you don't mind listening to gunshots. Went here for the first time today - lovely trails (not very challenging but beautiful surroundings). However, the Andover Sportsman's Club is nearby and all we could hear the entire time were gunshots! You'd never know you...More

2  Thank Michael J
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

3500 acres to play in. Camping, hiking, swimming is available. Lots of trails to hike on or bring your horse. Large wooded campsites which is always nice trail maps available. Very pleasant staff. Very nice place to visit.

Thank B W
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The Setting is a Beautiful full forest with lakes and streams in the middle of suburbia. Not many campgrounds here, this one is great with large camp sites and set a good distance apart from each other. Water at sites but not electric. Modern bathhouses...More

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Here for an event for the weekend. Great forest, very well-maintained nice trails. I do not normally hike in new England. The one thing that caught me offguard in this forest is that the trails are not blazed. Maybe some areas of the forest are...More

1  Thank MaeHem50
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Harold Parker Forest is an amazing place to hike, fish,sit or ride your bicycle. I especially enjoy walking our dogs through the winding and never twice the same paths. The views are breath taking and the peace of the forest is a feeling like no...More

Thank Michele P
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Harold Parker is a great place to walk in the woods along the paths and look at nature. You will see al types of birds and small animals squriels etc. In the good weather there are great ponds there for fishing.

Thank Joe V
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Harold Parker is great. Weather you wanna go for a hike, bike ride, swimming, fishing, camping, you can do it all here. Just recently released opened Berry Pond to the public for swimming also.

1  Thank Matthew G
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