Franklin State Forest is a 800+ acre forest that rests between Bellingham and Franklin, Massachusetts. The forest features miles of trails that can be used by visitors for mountain biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing. There’s also a small section of trails designated for off-roading in all-terrain vehicles.
There are many homes located near Franklin State Forest, most of which can be found in neighborhoods on the northern and eastern edge of the park. North of the forest, you’ll find two large condominium complexes: Stone Ridge and Benjamins Landing. Both of the complexes feature primarily two bedroom condos with multiple bathrooms.
Those searching for something a little larger can find 3-4 bedroom Colonials at Buck Hill Estates, a neighborhood west off of Grove Street, which runs alongside the eastern side of Franklin State Forest. There are also some large, multiple-acre plots of land for sale in the area.
This forest is less than a half mile southwest of Interstate 495, making it easily accessible for those who want to visit the park. Those living in a home near Franklin State Forest can easily commute to work or travel throughout the area due to their convenient location near Route 121, Route 126, Route 140, and the MBTA Commuter Rail.
After spending the day outdoors, visitors of Franklin State Forest can enjoy a meal at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets or Patriot Place, both of which are about ten miles east of the forest. Both plazas feature more than 100 excellent stores and restaurants. Patriot Place is also the site of Gillette Stadium, a large venue that frequently hosts concerts, sporting events, and more. The forest is also not too far north Providence, the largest city in Rhode Island that is known for its exciting nightlife.