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Moore State Park, Paxton

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Moore State Park is a 737acre public recreation area located in the town of Paxton, Massachusetts, portions of which were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Moore State Park Historic District in 2004. Features of the state park include historical building foundations, a restored sawmill, Eames Pond, waterfalls and mill chutes as well as abundant azaleas, rhododendrons, and mountain laurel. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.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 Turkey Hill Brook, which cascades 90 feet over a 400-foot run. The first mills on the site were a gristmill and sawmill built as early as 1747. Visible remnants of the mill village include a triphammer, quarry, schoolhouse, and tavern. In the early 20th century, the property became a private estate, large portions of which were subsequently included in the state park. In 2003, park staff working with the American Chestnut Foundation created a large plantation of experimentally bred chestnut trees as part of efforts to return blight-resistant American chestnut trees to the United States.
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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 »
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  • absolutely gorgeous! plenty of trails, and open areas to just relax and observe nature! Highly recommend
  • Love this place. Great place to walk the dogs. Always so clean and beautiful scenery
  • Love this place. I did my pregnancy photo shoot here and they came out beautiful!
  • 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.
  • Beautiful walking paths...look forward to Azaleas in bloom!
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