Wells State Park, Sturbridge

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Wells State Park is a Massachusetts state park located off Route 49 in the town of Sturbridge. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and includes frontage on Walker Pond and the scenic metamorphic rock cliff face of Carpenter Rocks. Terrain is rugged with ledges interspersed between wetlands. Woodlands are of the oak-hickory forest and northern hardwood forest types with groves of eastern white pine.Activities and amenitiesThe park offers 10mi of trails for hiking and mountain biking. A notable route leads to the cliffs of Carpenter Rocks, named after John Carpenter, who built and operated a sawmill nearby. Vistas include the eastern section of Walker Pond and surrounding wooded valley.Covering, Walker Pond provides opportunities for boating and fishing. A 60-site campground includes a swimming beach for campground users. Other recreational opportunities include horseback riding, restricted hunting, cross-county skiing, and seasonal interpretive programs.
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  • This summer I recently moved to the area and started walking here with a friend. Pros: Nice paved walkways mixed with unpaved woodsy paths Great views Very clean Plenty of Parking Great location Prett...  more »
  • I drove through here many times and have stopped along the water to take in the peaceful feeling of the setting. Great spot for a small picnic.  more »
  • Lovely water front sites. Very clean camp sites & bathrooms were also clean. Will definitely stay again!  more »
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  • They have swimming, you can use boats, fishing is pretty good (we caught perch, a catfish, decent size bass, and a ton of sunfish.) I love the hiking trails (They color coordinate them too.) There are mountain bike trails and 2 scenic vistas. My favorite was carpenters rock. Con: only one shower per bathroom house (one on the girls side and one on the boys side) pro: the showers are big and the water never got cold (My three girls and me took turns all on the same run) Con: wish they had more activities (or made the activities better known?) Pros: they do plan nature activities sometimes, and there is still enough to do otherwise. Will I come back with my 6 kids? (Age range from 7-17) ... absolutely, overall, we had a blast!
  • Beautiful, peaceful park making a great escape from city life. Reasonable price . . . especially for MA residents. They allow up to a 35' motorhome. I drove a 33' Class A and had some difficulty making the turns. It's a bit tight. This would be 5-stars for tent campers and those with small travel trailers. It's otherwise not very RV friendly as the dump station is a bit tight and the water spigots are not threaded, which means you can't attach a hose to them. No electricity provided. Also no alcohol allowed.
  • It's a great place to camp,very quiet.. Beach area is great for swimming,fishing is great also. Sites are spacious and provide privacy. Awesome mountain biking trails,walking trails. I will definitely be visiting again before summer ends and would recommend it to family and friends.
  • Beautiful! Peaceful and quiet. Campsites are spacious and well maintained. Bathrooms are clean and the staff is friendly. We stayed at site#50 right along the creek and it was gorgeous-a little buggy and a bit of a walk to the bathroom but very lovely!
  • Great place to hike. Safe parking and dog friendly

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