Borderland is one of the most historically significant tracts of publicly owned land in the Commonwealth. Created in the early 1900s by artist and suffragist Blanche Ames and her botanist husband Oakes, Borderland offers many of the same pleasures that the Ames family enjoyed: walking and horseback riding on woodland trails, fishing and canoeing in the ponds, or, in winter, ice-skating and sledding.
Hiking & walking
Borderlands features over 20 miles of hiking trails ranging from moderate to difficult.
Most trails are available with some restrictions below. For the serious rider, head to NEMBA Trail or Bob’s Trail.
With six different ponds to explore, be sure to bring your fishing pole. Bass, perch, pickerel and sunfish are often caught.
All Activities at Borderland State Park
Canoeing and kayaking
Facilities at Borderland State Park
Group day use