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Address: Breakneck Rd and Old Mashapaug Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01550
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The Westville Recreation Area is a lovely place to walk (with or without your dog), run, fish or have a picnic. The walking is relatively flat but not completely. The walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Westville Recreation Area is a lovely place to walk (with or without your dog), run, fish or have a picnic. The walking is relatively flat but not completely. The walk around the dam is about 2 miles. If you walk in the opposite direction, along the river, you have two choices - beside the river and back or above... More 

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South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Nice outdoor photo ops. Water, trees and rocks make for great landscape images. Good walking trails, easily done.

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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115 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

This area is part of the Corps of Engineers flood control area on the Quinebaug River and they do a great job of maintenance. What my family enjoys most is age trails. There are basically two main one. They all are adjacent to the river or the lake formed by the dam. One trail called the "Grand Trunk" was a... More 

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Thank DrPaulS
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32 attraction reviews
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

pet friendly, good easy hiking area, bbq areas, overall pretty good rec. area with plenty of space, free parking and no entrance fee

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Thank Karen H
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

The walking trails and peaceful atmosphere bring me back here over and over. I love it all times of the year. Spent quality time with my daughter and we both left there relaxed and refreshed.

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Webster, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery and well marked paths in tranquil setting leave you in awe seeing God's majestic beauty. A great place for a prayer walk by yourself or just a friendly walk with family and friends. Plentiful areas for picnic, fun and frolic .

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Thank George G
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

This is a pretty little gem bordering the towns of Sturbridge and Southbridge. There are entrances in both towns. There are three main paths to choose. There is the loop around the dam, a path to the right of the main parking lot that takes you to the kayak launch, and an upper path to the right of the main... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I come here quite often with my dog to go for a nice walk. There's the main trail that goes around the dam but there's also side trails which are quieter and flat. It's very beautiful and worth the trip!

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Thank ammadventures
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

We put our kayaks in and spent hours paddling the lake, Good times had by all. We'll come here again. Looking forward to it!

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North Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Nice facility with picnic facilities, benches, etc. Mostly I have gone there just to hike. It is very easy hiking with few hills of any size. There are options for continued hiking or biking down the rail trail that heads west. Great place for a relaxed day. I have been there numerous times!

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