Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, Sutton

#17 of 161 in Wildlife in Massachusetts
Must see · Geologic Formation · State Park
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation is a state-owned geologic preserve and public recreation area located off Route 146 in the town of Sutton, Massachusetts. The state park is notable for its .25-mile-long (400 m), 70-foot-deep (21 m) chasm of granite bedrock with abrupt precipices and boulder caves where ice lingers into the early summer. It is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
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  • First time visit this past Sunday. We went on the Chasm Trail. This is a state park and there is a $5 fee for parking state plates, $20 out of state. The visitor center was open for rest room with...  more »
  • What an awesome adventure to climb and hike at Purgatory Chasm. Our family thoroughly enjoyed it! Be prepared by wearing hiking shoes or sneakers...you will be climbing up and over rocks and down...  more »
  • One of our favorite hikes in the area! It's easily accessible from the highway, has plenty of parking, and a very clean visitor's center and a nice playground. The chasm itself is really cool. Hiking it is short, maybe a mile at most, but there is a ton of interesting terrain. Despite that, it's navigable by most, even our 4 and 6 year olds. Give it a try!
  • Always like to stop when in the area. Nice picnic stop. Take a walk to relax. Lots of trees, lots of rocks for kids to climb on. Some pretty flowers pop up the right time of year. I do wish people would respect nature and pick up after themselves and not spoil the beauty.

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