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
South of Boston
The Massachusetts South of Boston region comprises a number of towns, many of which are on the water, offering a slew of ways in which the eco-conscious traveler can enjoy an unforgettable experience in the region. Explore a variety of farms, farm-to-table restaurants, plus the opportunity to camp right by the ocean. Don’t forget to also take advantage of the numerous hiking opportunities that offer everything from skyline to sea views!
South Shore Natural Science Center
48 Jacobs Ln, Norwell, MA 02061
Dedicated to the education of natural and cultural environments of the South Shore, this nonprofit organization provides natural science experiences that educate, excite, and commit all generations to preserve the environment.
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.
531 Federal Furnace Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
Boasting modern camping facilities and the most sought-after amenities, Ellis Haven Campground has over 400 campsites and furnished camping cabins surrounding the picturesque Ellis Pond, perfect for every type of traveler both weekender and long term campers.
Horseneck Beach State Reservation
5 John Reed Road, Westport, MA 02791
Ideal for campers looking to be close to the beach and get the best of both worlds, this campsite is located on one of the most popular beaches in Massachusetts at the western end of Buzzard’s Bay on a 2-mile stretch of beach.
Myles Standish State Forest
194 CRANBERRY ROAD, CARVER, MA 02330
Lush greenery and quiet scenery make this spot seem much further away than the 50 miles that actually separate it from Boston. Inside Myles Standish State Forest, campers can enjoy 15 miles of bike trails and 35 miles of equestrian trails, as well as ample room for picnicking, swimming, fishing, and canoeing.
The Winsor House at Island Creek Oyster Farm
390 Washington St, Duxbury, MA 02332
A gathering place for locals, farmers, and growers, The Winsor House at Island Creek Oyster Farm celebrates the relationship between guests, farmers, and fishermen, maintaining relevance to the coastal community.
Weir River Farm
140 Turkey Hill Ln, Hingham, MA 02043
A family-friendly farm home to horses, goats, sheep, llamas, and pigs connecting people to their local food systems through Community Supported Agriculture programs providing a way to eat locally and experience a “taste” of farm life.