This heavily wooded park, minutes from Interstate Route 495, offers abundant beauty and many opportunities for recreation. Four lakes provide excellent fishing. Swimming for camping patrons only is available at the beach on Middle Pond. Biking, canoeing, walking, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing are popular activities. In the fall the contrast of scarlet cranberry bogs against the pines is breathtaking. Massasoit is also a favorite of trailer campers, with most of its 123 campsites provided with electrical or water hookups.
The ponds and lakes were beautiful. Lot's of people fishing. The trails are all very well maintained but not well marked. There is really only one marked Blue trail (and not marked well in some spots) and many offshoots that are not marked at all and are not reflected on the trail map. So if you go exploring it's easy to get turned around. I'd rate the hike as easy with only a few moderate inclines. We hiked 6 miles in about 2 hours with stops along the way. Truly a beautiful area and would do it again.
Jake R. on Massasoit Trails
Fun, but keep your eyes ready and steady. Poor signage for trails
Daniel M. on Lake Rico and Big Bearhole Pond Tra...
Pretty good fishing including lots of largemouth, pickerel, crappy, blue gill, pumpkin seed and some yellow perch. Beautiful lake within a state park, so very limited distractions other than occasional small plane landing at local airport. Lots of wildlife including osprey, swan, goose, many kinds of ducks, kingfisher, red-wing black bird, pileated woodpeckers and other woodpeckers, and many other birds I'm not familiar with. Tons of turtles with some huge snappers. Many logs covered with 10 plus turtles.