Have you had your fill of city life? Are you looking to escape somewhere to truly recharge? Pearl Hill State Park in Massachusetts is the place for you! Surround yourself with large pine trees and cut off from the rest of the world for a while as you and your pupper enjoy everything nature has to offer.
There are over 50 large, private campsites scattered throughout this park, each providing a fire ring and picnic table for guest use. No need to dread the restrooms, either, as Pearl Hill recently got a brand new toilet and shower facility to accommodate you during your stay. What you won't find here are hookups of any kind -- meaning you really will have to get in touch with the great outdoors.
Each vehicle that enters the park must obtain a permit, which costs $8 a day for state locals and $15 for everyone else. Nightly rates for campgrounds start at $17 for those from Massachusetts and jump to $27 for the rest of us.
While you're here, immerse yourself in your surroundings by heading out into the woods -- with your woofer by your side, of course! For a challenging trek, take to the main trail that leads to Damon Pond and bring sustenance along, as the walk will take you quite some time. If lazing around is more your style, you can hang out by the pond near the campground, which happens to offer excellent fishing. There is also a public swimming area complete with a beach to satisfy the sunbathers in your party.
This state park gladly welcomes your fur-buddy but asks that you keep them leashed at all times and never leave them unattended. Doggos must stay out of park buildings, and no more than 4 barky campers can stay at any one campsite at the facility.
For a true camping experience, check out Pearl Hill State Park!