Bordering both Connecticut and Rhode Island, this popular 5,907-acre state forest offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Visitors can enjoy swimming, boating and fishing at Wallum Lake and hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling onmiles of woodland trails. Facilities include two pavilions, boat ramp, swimming beach, picnic area and restrooms. The Midstate Trail, a long-distance hiking trail that extends through central Massachusetts to Mt. Watatic in the north, runs through the forest. Douglas State Forest also includes a rare example of Atlantic White Ceder swampland. A 5-acre portion of this swamp is designated as a Massachusetts Wildland. It is accessible to the public via a boardwalk trail.

It was a beautiful day and it was easy too.

So happy with this trail! Good for a hike or trail run. Only wish the trail markers had arrows for easier navigation.

3 months ago

Parked on SW Main st. In Douglas at the end of High st. Nice loop, mainly flat with just a few elevation changes.
Oak forests, rocky trail, old homesteads, nice walk/hike.
Really enjoy snow shoeing it in the winter.

It was nice to say I have been there but I did not think it was anything special.

Fantastic. Trail! Great beach.

Easy hike with kids. Wide paths. We saw spring peepers, a wood frog and a gray tree frog.

Excellent hike, variable terrain.

Grew up in Douglas near state forest. Hiked midstate more times than I can count. Well marked and low traffic. Tri state marker is nearby.

Love this park. It's huge and beautiful scenery and wild life

Great for small hikes with the little kids!

Love this part of Douglas State Forest. Not very busy and the scenery along the trails is refreshing.

Very nice trail!

Beautiful spot, very quiet and off the grid. Hike with my dog for 3 hours and only saw 6 people, 4 horses. I prefer more narrow trails but the scenery and peacefulness made up for the wide, dirt path.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

I took the Bill Annese trail, the trail itself was in great shape. The reason I gave 3 stars was the complete lack of signs of any kind once you left the trail head. There's lots of side trails so it's easy to get turned around.

We ride our horses there often and know most of the trails. Avoid midstate trails if horseback riding as it's the rockiest. Recommend boots for barefoot horses. We usually ride 6-7 mi from Wallis St or South St parking areas. Deer fly season is when to skip it.

There are so many trails to choose from in The park. What we did was the coffeehouse loop and it was great!

snowshoeing
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Great easy snowshoe trail. We did not do the whole trail, just the wide flat parts. Wish the trails had better signage.

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

Beautiful. Easy and a great family day.

Great relaxing trail.

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