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Harold Parker State Forest - Boston
Just a short distance away from Boston in Reading, MA is the Harold Parker State Forest, a 3,000-acre nature preserve that will afford you many beautiful shooting opportunities for your engagement session with 11 different ponds, miles of hiking paths, and rolling hills covered in forest.
Picture yourself walking along leaf-covered trails in the deep magic of the woods, leaning against a rustic wooden fence with the calm surface of a pond in the background, or riding a bike underneath the sweet canopy of trees. As you explore, you’ll discover little outlooks over the ponds, open spaces filled with tall grass bordered by the deep green of woodland, and rock formations that are perfect for climbing on.
Adding to its natural beauty, the park also features architectural elements including the remnants of an 18th century sawmill and homestead. Any time of year brings something fantastic to your photographs here, from the blooming trees of spring to the lush green of summer and of course the fantastic fall foliage that is bursting with reds, yellows, and oranges.
Its simple beauty and proximity to the city makes Harold Parker State Forest an ideal Boston engagement photography location—you’re sure to leave with pictures that you adore.
Photo Permit Required: No
Daily Parking Fee for Berry Pond: $8 for MA vehicles; $10 for non-MA vehicles
Campground Office Hours: 9am–9pm
305 Middleton Rd