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Wells State Park, Sturbridge

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Wells State Park is a public recreation area located off Route 49 in the town of Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The state park 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. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The park offers 10mi of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-county skiing. A notable trail 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. Walker Pond's provide opportunities for boating and fishing. A 60-site campground includes a swimming beach for campground users. The park also offers restricted hunting and seasonal interpretive programs.
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  • We had a great site. Quiet, well keep, friendly staff. A lot of hiking trails and places to bike ride and kayaking. Clean bathrooms and free showers.  more »
  • Had a decent camping trip @ Wells State Park. They are only at 50% capacity due to covid so it was rather quiet which was nice. Did a fair amount of bike riding around the park and on the trails. The....  more »
  • Super clean bathrooms, and the lake was the perfect thing to do on a hot summer day. There was both a spot for a wood fire and a charcoal grill. Dog-friendly and close enough to a Stop and Shop to pick up more ice and last minute supplies. Quiet and family friendly. The space was big enough for two tents!
  • All the staff were really friendly and helpful, and the trails and facilities were well maintained. Definitely make the hike up to Carpenter’s Rocks, if you’re able, the view is fantastic. Also, definitely bring bug spray, the flies are relentless.

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