Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest

Spend an afternoon exploring Lowell's state forest.

Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest, a 1,140 acre forest, is located in northeastern Massachusetts and spans three cities. The forest has six miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Nature lovers can also go bird watching under the green shade of the old trees and shrubs found in the forest. Hunting is permitted seasonally.

The Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest is also a historic area in Lowell as it is the probable site of a Native American village in the pre-colonial era.  When Lowell was growing in the mid-1800s, the forest was mined for granite for to help build the city’s canals.

Although it isn’t common that such a large forest can survive so close to an urban location such as Lowell, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has protected the area for the public’s enjoyment. With help from private organizations and Lowell residents, this state forest continues to stand and grow right in the backyards of Lowell’s homes.

There are several hotels in Lowell that are in close proximity to the forest, making this a perfect weekend adventure. Make your reservations using Lowell.com to help you save money.

Trail Map:

Trail Map

Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest Address

Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest
Trotting Park Rd.
Lowell, MA

Phone: 978 369-6312