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Description - Wells State Park is a popular 1,400-acre woodland park. This park offers many recreational opportunities including camping and water based activities on Walker Pond.

Attractions - The two principal activities at Wells State Park are camping and hiking. The campground has 60 attractive sites. Walker Pond provides a peaceful setting for fishing, canoeing, and swimming. The swimming beach is for campers' use only. During the summer, Wells has an interpretive program available which provides guided walks, hikes, recreational activities and evening campfire programs. Contact the park for a weekly schedule of events. More than 10 miles of trails cross the property, which are for hiking only; off-road vehicles may not be used. A popular route leads to the scenic vista at Carpenter Rocks from which the eastern section and Walker Pond can be viewed. Wells is only five miles by car from Old Sturbridge Village, a nationally-renowned living history museum of New England village life in and around 1800.

Recreation - Recreational activities at Wells State Park include; boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, swimming and walking trails. Visitors can also enjoy the scenic viewing area and historic site.

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 off of Route 49 in south-central Massachusetts. From the East or West: * Follow the Mass Pike east (Rte. I-90) to exit #9 in Sturbridge. * Take Rte 20 East to Rte. 49. * Turn left onto Rte. 49 North. * Take the third left onto Walker Pond Rd. * Park is located at end of access road


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Wells State Park, Rte. 49 , 159 Walker Pond Rd. , Sturbridge, MA, 01566, Phone: 508-347-9257

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