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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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  • Visit for a day, spend a week camping. This is a great park. Wells state park is not far from the Mass Pike, but you would never know that. A great get-away, place to stop along the way or fun for a d...  more »
  • There are no facilities during the winter. It is excellent for snow shoeing and xcountry skiing. The parking lot is plowed during the winter. It is a popular ice fishing destination. There may be up t...  more »
  • A small area set aside for nature by the wells family estate. Not a big deal but cool little park to get away Nor really a destination good for a stroll. Nice to have been donated by a nice family.  more »
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  • The park is kept spotless and the staff is always courteous and helpful. For $17 a night, this of our go-to spot for all out camping trips. We couldn't love it more!!
  • Endless endless Trails of beauty beautiful Lake great place to picnic wonderful little creatures great camping
  • Nice state park. Lake, great hiking. Reasonable camping rates.
  • Beautiful hiking spot. Columbus day- memorial day it is free!! Great place to camp and amazing hiking. Great views!!
  • Lots of caterpillars! Otherwise great yurt camping!