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Description - Quinsigamond State Park consists of two sites located on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester: Regatta Point and Lake Park. The 25 acre Regatta Point area offers facilities for swimming, sailing, picnicking and fishing. The area is used extensively for sailing and rowing crew regattas.

Attractions - The 2,000 meter rowing course established on Lake Quinsigamond is internationally recognized as one of the best courses in the world. The Lake Park area provides a number of recreational opportunities including a picnic area, swimming beach and tennis courts.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities at Quinsigamond State Park include; non-motorized boating, picnicking, fishing and swimming.

Climate - Massachusetts experiences four distinct seasons with slightly varying temperatures in the inland and coastal regions. Along the coast the water is a moderating factor that often prevents large amounts of snowfall from accumulating through the winter. Summer temperatures are usually cooler than low lying inland areas, due to ocean breezes. This region of the country experiences high humidity in the summer season and temperatures that average close to 80 degrees F. Fall and Spring are pleasant times to visit the region with crisp air and low humidity. Brilliant foliage colors can be found in the central and western regions of the state in late September and October. Winter temperatures can be brutally cold on occasion with a humidity-filled wind, but on average winter daytime temperatures reach 35 degrees F and lows reach into the teens. Spring is usually the wettest time of year, but trees, bushes and flowers are blooming by early May.

Location - The park is located on the Worcester/Shrewsbury line in Central Massachusetts. From the East/Northeast: Take Rte 495 to Rte 290 West, follow Rte 290W to Exit #22, Main St/Shrewsbury, take a right at end of ramp, at second set of lights, take a left onto Plantation St., follow Plantation St. back under Rte 290 and then take a your next left onto Natural History Dr. (Natural History Dr. will turn into N. Lake Ave.) Park entrance will be on your left at the break in the median across from UMASS.

Lake Park: from Regatta Point, travel south on Lake Ave across Rte 9 for 1 mile to park entrance on left. Park is located directly across from the State Skating Rink.


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Contact Information:
Quinsigamond State Park, 10 North Lake Ave. , Wrcester, MA, 01612, Phone: 508-755-6880

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Links:
Quinsigamond State Park DCR Site - Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation site for Quinsigamond State Park

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