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
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.
Things to know before you go…
The campground office hours are 8am–10pm. The regular camping
season is from early May through mid-October.
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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