Become a friend of Middlesex Fells!
Middlesex Fells is as close to wilderness as it can get for a reservation less than 30 minutes away from one of the country’s largest cities. Touring the Fells on the Skyline Trail, you may sometimes believe you are deep in the woods of New Hampshire. Indeed, do not mistake the Skyline Trail for a quick afternoon hike in MA. At about 7 miles in length, it is a real hike that can take most of a day if you like to stop frequently.
The Middlesex Fells Reservation is open from dawn to dusk. The large parking areas are gated and are usually open by 9:30 am and locked within a half hour after sunset. The small parking areas are always open.