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Moore State Park, Paxton

Moore State Park is a 730acre state park located in the town of Paxton, Massachusetts. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Features of the park include a numerous historical sites (principally foundations), a restored sawmill, two-thirds of Eames Pond, waterfalls and mill chutes, and abundant azaleas, rhododendrons, and mountain laurel. The staff of Moore State Park has also worked with the American Chestnut Foundation to restore blight resistant American Chestnut trees to the United States. A large plantation of experimentally bred chestnut trees was planted at Moore in 2003.HistoryA portion of the land within Moore State Park was once the home of at least five 18th- and 19th-century watermills that were powered by the cascading waters of Turkey Hill Brook that fall 90 feet over a 400-foot run. The first mills built on the site were a gristmill and sawmill as early as 1747. The remnants of this mill village are still visible and include, in addition to the mills, a triphammer, quarry, schoolhouse, and tavern.
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  • Well establisbed & kept trails. Facilities not so well kept. Beautiful natural treasure. Trails not well marked or explained. Read about this park in Country magazine, I believe. Hopefully Park can be...  more »
  • Moore State Park is a lovely spot for a walk in the woods. To walk your dog. There's some great photo opportunities, or great backgrounds for a selfie  more »
  • You can take the paved path to the water if you want an easy short walk or do loops up around the many foelds and into the woods if you want more of a challenge. The landscape is always lovely regardl...  more »
  • There’s a nice trail to walk on. Coming back is uphill though! Many picnic tables and even a composite outhouse. Area is very scenic and is actually where my wife is the photographer and shooting an engaged couple right now so you know it’s gotta be breathtaking.
  • This is a nice place u can sit and look out at the lake also the water falls. There are trail to walk through very nice place to. Go check it out u will like it.
  • Beautiful any time of year. Dogs must be leashed but love the trails through the woods and fields. Great stress reliever and sanity restorer. And it's free access! Enjoy the Enchanta Bridge in an Adirondack chair overlooking the pond. Thank you Denis and Lois - you have left a beautiful legacy.
  • Very nice peaceful park. Love the trails and the old mill. Spring time you can see all beautiful flowers with different colors! Enjoy the lake while sitting on the adirondack chairs.
  • Great place to get back to nature, take the dog for a walk, sit and listen to the waterfalls, or hike around the pond

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