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Wells State Park, Sturbridge

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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. 
  • A very clean well kept park. Quiet and relaxing. Stayed 2 nights and enjoyed a cool swim in lake after very hot day at village. Park rangers very polite and helpful 
  • This park had some lovely attributes. The facilities at the park are older, but the yurt seemed new. It was very nice, with beds, a table, electricity, a light, and overhead fan. The bathhouse was fin...  read more »
  • Nice quiet camping with a lake which has a boat ramp. Perfect for fishong , kyaking, boating or swimming
  • I live camping here. The lake is clean and the sites are well taken care of. The trails are well marked.
  • I try to camp here yearly. I love that most of the sites are pretty private and big! The bathrooms are clean, a few centipedes but you're in the woods right?
  • We go every year and it's great . polite people and the grounds are clean.
  • It is a good site, but the site sign is not clear at all. rest room is dirty full of bugs still, park staff are ok.
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