6 Best Camping Spots for a Refreshing Getaway


Posted: May 19, 2017

Some of the best places to camp are right here in New England, especially Central Massachusetts. Tons of area attractions and views of majestic waters are only but a few benefits of camping in Central Massachusetts. Here are our top six choices for a refreshing, fun, and scenic camping getaway!

Sutton Falls

Sutton, MA

Located in scenic Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Sutton Falls Camping Area offers a quiet, peaceful, family camping ground with a covered bridge (that's great for photo opps!) and a private pond.

Boat rentals are available to explore Lake Manchaug and there are great indoor amenities like the game room filled with planned activities and laundry. The site features newly renovated yurts (glamping, anyone?), a general store, and a pavillion for seating. 

Pictured, a newly renovated yurt at Sutton Falls Camping Area, in Sutton, Mass. 

Close to Southwick’s Zoo, Breezy Acres Picnic Grounds and Waterslides, Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, and Mendon Twin Drive-in, camping at Sutton Falls is the perfect weekend getaway. Open April 15 – October 1. WiFi is available throughout the campground.


Pine Acres Family Camping Resort

Oakham, MA

This family-friendly campground offers fine lakefront camping in Central Massachusetts.


Indian Ranch

Webster, MA

Situated along the shores of historic Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in Webster, Massachusetts, this unique campground offers everything from live entertainment to private charters and lake tours, including specialty dinners, brunches and theme cruises. The Summer 2018 line-up of entertainment includes the Gin Blossoms, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers and Los Lobos, and Jamey Johnson. Open May 1- October 15.

Lakeview Marine offers Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals throughout the summer months.


Lake Manchaug Camping LLC

Douglas, MA

What’s a camping trip without a waterfront view? Located in the heart of the Blackstone River Valley, Lake Manchaug Camping offers spacious campsites and homey vacation rentals, right on the waterfront. The campsite is surrounded by a beautiful, clean 380-acre lake and includes activities like swimming, beach exploring, picturesque boat docks and outdoor activities. Full hook-ups, security gate and electric 30/50A. Open May 1 – October 1 and not far from Purgatory Chasm State ReservationBreezy Picnic Grounds & Waterslides, and golf courses!


Pout & Trout
Rutland, MA

Family camping at affordable rates. Themed weekend events, games and fun for everyone. Clean, safe and enjoyable for all ages.


Old Holbrook Place

Sutton, MA

This quiet, small quality family campground, complete with swimming, fishing and boating, is Central Massachusetts' best kept secret. With rowboat rentals, boat docks and boat launches, spending the day on the lake is as easy as pie. Close to the Blackstone National Golf Course, Purgatory Chasm State Reservations, The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley and Old Sturbridge Village, spending the weekend at Old Holbrook Place offers a little something for everyone in the family. Open May 20 – September 12.