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Wells State Park

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Wells State Park
Sturbridge, Massachusetts 01566
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Wells State Park
Coordinates: 42.145, -72.06
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About Wells State Park
Wells State Park was, established in 1968, is a 1400 acre public recreation area located off MA-49 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The park offers 12 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. The woodlands are made up of an oak-hickory forest and northern hardwood forest types with groves of eastern white pine. The terrain is rugged with ledges interspersed between wetlands.

A notable trail leads to the cliffs of Carpenter Rocks, named after John Carpenter, who built and operated a sawmill nearby. Scenic views include the eastern section of Walker Pond and the surrounding wooded valley.

Walker Pond’s 104 acres provide opportunities for boating and fishing.
From Wells State Park webpage