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Wells State Park 'Walker Pond Shoreline' © Gary Jordan
It was cold that morning.
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Wells State Park
WELLS STATE PARK
WELLS STATE PARK
Rte. 49
Sturbridge, Massachusetts   01566

Phone: 508-347-9257
Reservations: 508-347-9257
Wells State Park
'Walker Pond Shoreline'
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It was cold that morning.

Wells State Park
'Wooded Campsites'
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Campsites are surrounded by trees which makes camping very pleasant. There are some campsites right on the lake.

Wells State Park
'Walker Pond Beach Area'
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Wells State Park
'Pavillon'
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Wells State Park
'Lake Trail'
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Wells State Park
'Walker Pond Morning Fog'
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Fog was rolling off the pond the morning we got up to enjoy the sunrise.

Wells State Park
'Morning Sunrise'
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The sun looked like this one morning as we walked along the lakeshore.

Wells State Park is a popular 1,400-acre woodland park. The two principal activities 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.

The campground office hours are 8am-10pm. The regular camping season is from early May through mid-October.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
 Bridle Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
WinterActivitiesyes


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Directions
Wells State Park is located in south central Massachusetts.

From the east or west: Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte. I-90) to exit 9 (Sturbridge). Follow Rte 20 East to the intersection with Rte. 49. Turn left onto Rte. 49 North. The Park entrance is the third left off Rte. 49.

From Connecticut: Take Rte. 84 North to Exit 3A and the intersection with Rte. 20 East. Follow Rte. 20 East to the intersection with Rte. 49. Turn left onto Rte. 49 North. The Park entrance is the third left off Rte. 49.

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