Eco-Conscious Travel In Massachusetts
Allured by forests, beaches, lakes, and wildlife, travelers are drawn to the natural bounty of Massachusetts. The Bay State is committed to responsible tourism, and to the preservation of its environment for future generations to enjoy. For those who want to travel consciously, here’s where to learn about eco-friendly attractions, activities, dining, transportation, and lodging in Massachusetts.
- Western Massachusetts
Explore mountains, farms, and farm-to-table eateries
- Central Massachusetts
Find local orchards, bike trails, waterfalls, and campsites for slow travel
- North of Boston
Explore the Massachusetts coast, through wildlife sanctuaries, maritime history, and more
- Greater Boston
Discover eco-friendly experiences, from sustainable restaurants to green accommodations
- South of Boston
Adventure along the South Shore and immerse yourself in nature
- Cape Cod & The Islands
A year-round oasis of coastal adventures and eco-conscious offerings
North of Boston
Stemming from a strong maritime history, these coastal towns in the North of Boston region are passionate about ocean conservation and and wildlife sanctuaries. The working farms, endless hiking trails, and bike paths take visitors on a tour of the best the state has to offer for eco-friendly guests. Plus, some of the freshest seafood can be found in this region directly from a local fishing boat.
To experience wildlife all-year round, explore the Mass Audubon to find local wildlife sanctuaries in Massachusetts, including Straitsmouth Island Wildlife Sanctuary and Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary.
Mile Marker One Waterfront Restaurant and Bar
75 ESSEX AVE, GLOUCESTER, MA 01930
Offering a variety of fresh dishes from seafood, oysters, lobster rolls, steak, salads, sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, and more that they create using fresh, local, and in-season ingredients. All the seafood is locally sourced and fresh (never frozen) off the Gloucester fishermen’s boats.
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Experience Massachusetts’ state parks by pitching a tent and camping under the stars at various locations across the state.
Archer Hotel Burlington
18 3RD AVE, BURLINGTON, MA 01803
This boutique hotel has a signature industrial-chic style brimming with curated local touches. The hotel is passionate about sustainability and chooses to partner with sustainable brands, as well as the nonprofit One Tree Planted.