Exploring Wells State Park (Sturbridge, MA)
It looks like Wells State Park in Sturbridge MA is my last post for summer hiking. This summer, I was lucky enough to have time to hike in several spots in the Northeast. Heck, I even did a couple of mountain races too. I genuinely enjoy hiking as much as running.
Anyway, on my way back from the Boothbay Half, my husband and I stopped around Sturbridge Massachusetts (in Central Massachusetts). Instead of running, we opted for a 4-5 mile hike in Wells State Park. Wells State Park is neat because the park offers camping, mountain biking, picnic tables, and even a swimming beach. We were out early, and we saw lots of other hikers and campers. It was never overwhelming, and it wasn’t as if the trails went right through campsites and Sturbridge Village. If I lived in the area, this would be a place I would camp.
Wells State Park is about 1,400-acres. Apparently, there are the campground has 60 sites. We primarily hiked around Walker Pond which appears you can fish or swim depending on the location.
There are over 10 miles of trails for hiking at Wells State Park. There is also a road that goes through the park for campers to easier setup sites. The popular route leads to all of the camp sites.
Here are a few photos from Wells State Park:
Around Walker Pond at Wells State Park
Dirt Path at Wells State Park
More Hiking at Well State Park
Do you see the frog? I didn’t until my husband pointed him out.
In all, we had a great time, and if I’m ever back in the area, I will go back to Wells State Park. The trail itself is easy, and doable for kids or dogs.
Here are other hikes I’ve done this Spring and Summer:
Hiking Turkey Swamp in Freehold
Exploring Cattus Island in Toms River
Exploring Hartshorne Park in the Highlands
Hiking to the Cape May Lighthouse
Hiking Bear Mountain in a Downpour
Hiking through Belleplain State Forest
Hiking High Mountain with a View of NYC
Walk Out a Mile and It Down Pours
Hiking Shark River Park
You can see all hikes here.
Questions for you:
Do you like camping? I haven’t been in a while, but I don’t mind.
What is something fun you did this summer?