Description - Resting several miles north of the Massachusetts state line, this seasonal wayside park sits on the edge of 187 acres of public land. Open from mid-May to mid-November this small wayside facilities offers a spot for picnicking and walking pets while visiting the state forest and the Cathedral of the Pines National Shrine.
- The wayside facility rests within the Annett State Forest that features Hubbard Pond, Tophet Swamp, Gridley River and Block Reservoir. Folks traveling through the area will find this small park to provide numerous picnic tables and several short paths, good for exercising traveling pets. The park does have pit toilets. The nearby Cathedral of the Pines National Shrine is a popular attraction as well as the 9-hole Woodbound Inn and Golf Course.
Recreation - Resting within the boundary of Annett State Forest, travels enjoy the fishing opportunity offered at the nearby Hubbard Pond. The pond supports a good population of smallmouth bass, pickerel and horned pout. Another nearby attraction is the Woodbound Inn and Golf Course. Folks will find this course available in winter for cross-country skiing.
Climate - Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures and humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.
From Rindge, travel north about two miles on Cathedral Road which is north off SR 119.