Recreation & Fun

From hiking and fishing, to youth sports, to festivals and the performing arts, there’s always a lot to do in Franklin, MA!

CNN/ named Franklin, MA as one of the the 10 best communities in all of the United States in which to conduct business and enjoy superior leisure and recreational opportunities. 

They certainly got that right! Franklin enjoys an amazingly broad and deep array of recreational resources. Franklin residents who love the outdoors do not have to leave town to get exercise and experience the outdoors!

Video overview

The following video of some of the recreational resources in Franklin was created by Franklin resident Nick Nurmberg.

Recreational site map

Download a site map showing the location in Franklin of the many recreational resources in town.

There are many reasons why Franklin made the CNN/ exclusive Top Ten list. Discover them all by clicking on the links below!

Recreation and fun in Franklin

December 19, 2008

Southern New England Trunkline Trail

The eastern section of the 22 mile-long Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) starts in Franklin, MA  at Grove Street and runs through Bellingham and Blackstone […]
December 19, 2008
Delcarte Franklin MA

DelCarte Conservation Area

Called a “hidden gem” by the Milford Daily News, this 130 acre parcel (formerly known as the Franklin Reservoir) is located on Pleasant Street in Franklin, […]
December 19, 2008
Franklin Town Forest Franklin MA

Franklin Town Forest

The Franklin Town Forest is a 180+ acre town-owned preserve off of Summer Street in Franklin, Massachusetts. The Town Forest should not be confused with the […]
December 19, 2008
Indian Rock Franklin MA

Indian Rock Conservation Area

The Indian Rock Conservation Area in Franklin, MA is located off of Jordan Road, abutting the aptly-named Indian Rock Subivision. The Indian Rock Conservation Area comprises […]
December 19, 2008

Metacomet Trust and town conservation land

This 90+ acre parcel of undeveloped land with walking trails lies between Lincoln and Maple Streets in Franklin, MA. Bridle Path traverses the parcel This resource […]
December 19, 2008
Populatic Pond Franklin MA

The Charles River & Populatic Pond

Early on its approximately 80 mile run to Boston Harbor, the Charles River forms the boundary between the Towns of Franklin, MA and Medway, MA. The […]
December 16, 2008

Dacey Community Field

The Dacey Community Field is located off of Lincoln Street in Franklin, Massachusetts. Set on over 115 acres, Dacey Fields are a lot more than just […]
December 16, 2008
Fletcher Field Franklin MA

Fletcher Field

The Fletcher Field recreation area is located at 45 Peck Street in Franklin, MA. Fletcher Field uses its thirteen acre site to the maximum: the compact […]
December 16, 2008

Nason Street Tot Lot

The Nason Street Tot Lot occupies one-half an acre of land on Nason Street in Franklin, MA. It’s a wonderful playground for the very young. This […]
December 14, 2008
King Street Memorial Park Franklin MA

King Street Memorial Park

The King Street Memorial Park is located at 740 King Street near the intersection with Forest Street in Franklin, MA. The park sits on twenty-five acres […]
December 14, 2008

Beaver Pond Recreation Area

The Beaver Pond Recreation Area is located on Beaver Street in Franklin, MA adjacent to Beaver Pond.  You can enjoy a range of recreational actives here! […]
December 14, 2008
Pisani Field Franklin MA

Pisani Field

Pisani Field is located on Peck Street near the corner of Winter Street in Franklin, MA. Sited on just over 3.5 acres, the recreation area contains […]
December 14, 2008

Meadowlark Field

Located just off Chestnut Street at 42 Meadowlark Lane in Franklin, MA Meadowlark Field’s 3.5 acres accommodate soccer and baseball ball fields. Soccer field Baseball field […]
December 14, 2008

Public school ball fields and playgrounds

In addition to the designated public ball fields and playgrounds in Franklin, there are additional fields and playgrounds on the campuses of the various public schools […]