One of the first things you'll notice on a visit to Borderland State Park is the impressive Ames Mansion, which sits in the heart of this Massachusetts park. The mansion was built-in 1910 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mansion is hardly the only draw to this well-maintained park, covering 1843 acres, you'll find nature, wooded trails, lakes,well-maintained and ponds suitable for a range of recreational activities.
This North Easton state park really does have it all, with six different ponds for fishing, ice skating, and canoeing, babbling brooks, and plenty of shaded areas to settle down with a book. With all this on offer, it is hardly surprising that so many people rent an RV in Bristol County year after year. Borderland State Park is also easily accessible from all of the nearby towns such as Mansfield and Stoughton.
Borderland State Park is a mountain biker's paradise and is one of the best-ranked riding areas in the state. This is largely due to its lack of intermediate level trails and more hard technical trails that are better suited to an experienced rider. The tracks are mainly dirt roads and wind their way around the landscape and the parks many lakes. There are also some single tracks located at the northern end of the park, but be prepared to face lots of rocks and roots. There are even a few 'bare rock' trails, which adds to the difficulty of the terrain.
Hiking is another great way to explore Borderland State Park when on a motorhome camping adventure, with more than 20 miles of wooded hiking trail available. The Bay Circuit Trail and the Quarry Loop Trail are particularly popular, the latter of which will take you to Moyles Quarry.
There are many lakes scattered throughout the state park, which are commonly used for ice skating for those that rent a camper near Borderland State Park in the winter months and canoeing when the weather gets a little warmer. With six different ponds to explore, many anglers also come to the area to see what they can catch, with bass, perch, sunfish, and pickerel being the most common. Other activities in the park include a well-used disc golf course, tennis facilities, mansion tours, horse riding, and simply spending time picnicking with friends and family.
Camping at Borderland State Park
There are a few options for camping at Borderland State Park, and one option is the Canoe River Campground. This family-friendly,best-ranked camping site offers wooded sites, most of which feature a fireplace and picnic table as well as sewer, water, and 30, 50 amp electric hookups. For a small fee, you can also choose to have WiFi. There is plenty to entertain yourself with while on-site such as an arcade, sports courts, a horseshoe pit, two, large recreation hall, a playground, two pools, an on-site snack bar, and more.
A unique place to go camping with an RV is Normandy Farms Family Camping Resort. The resort is nestled deep into the woodlands, and the scenic sites come with water, sewer, cable, and 50, 30 amp electric hookups. There are also some more basic sites available with either no hookups or just water and sewer hookups, depending on your needs. This large resort has a huge range of facilities, such as a bike park, disc golf, a creative arts center, dog park, swimming pools, wellness center, and much more, catering for all ages and abilities. It is the extra facilities at this campground that helps it to stand out from other nearby campsites.
Exploring the Area
The city of Boston is just a short drive away and is wonderful to explore, no matter the time of year. Spend a whole day wandering around the downtown area, visiting the many shops and eateries, and visiting some of the local attractions. Of particular interest to sports fans will be Fenway Park stadium, which is home to the world-famous Red Sox. Although the stadium is relatively small, it is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball history, and visitors to the city are welcome to this well-known landmark. On a tour, you'll be the chance to have a sneak peek into the visitors’ clubhouse, the press room, and many other rooms that are usually off-limits. Camp in an RV near Boston to see all this and the other exciting attractions the city holds.
In the neighboring state of Rhode Island, the city of Providence makes for a good day trip destination. There are plenty of things to do in this bustling city, and the area is known for its historical roots, with plenty of culturally and historically important sites scattered throughout the town. There are parks, a zoo, and a number of interesting museums to choose from, as well as plenty of places to shop or grab a bite to eat.
Just around the corner from Borderland State Park is the fascinating Brockton Fire Museum, located in Brockton. This museum was created in 1992 to preserve the proud history of firefighting in the surrounding area. The building itself is artfully designed and effectively conveys the atmosphere of a Victorian fire station. Covering 2000 square feet, there are thousands of firefighting artifacts on display, such as the beautifully restored 1850s hand tub pumper known as 'The Protector.' there is also a memorial for the firefighters who have died during their role protecting the area.