Getting Some Air in the Lively Town of Millbury
By Sarah Connell
The town of Millbury has been endlessly praised for maintaining an active retail hub at the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley. As the northernmost town in the Blackstone River Valley, Millbury is easily accessed by car, air or train. And, Millbury’s open-air shopping center is only the beginning. This town has plenty to offer recreational visitors including a variety of options for exploring the outdoors before you shop till you drop.
The Beach at Lake Singletary
The Singletary Stream outlet is conveniently located at Harris Avenue, the south-easterly flowing body of water that travels through Millbury before joining up with the Blackstone River. “Loon Island” and "Fire Island” occupy Lake Singletary, located over 500 feet above sea level. Six miles of shoreline accompany a public boat ramp accessible from the Millbury side.
The Blackstone River Bikeway
The Blackstone River Bikeway stretches for 48 miles from Worcester to Providence including a challenging stretch through Millbury. A parking lot along The Blackstone River Bikeway is located immediately off of Route 146. Enjoy the scenery and the history of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor along your ride.
Clearview Country Club
Clearview Country Club offers is a public golf course dating back to 1949. With 9 holes at Clearview Country Club, the course measures more than 2,500 yards from the longest tees. On select Wednesdays before 10 a.m., golfers can play 9 holes for just $6, or $12 with a cart.
Every season is different at Stowe Farm where guests enjoy picking apples, petting animals, riding ponies, mining gemstones, climbing rock walls, and attending summer camp. Visitors can even buy a Christmas Tree from Stowe come winter. Or, if it’s a photo shoot you're after, Stowe also does senior portraits and family pictures featuring farm animals and epic barn scenes.
Butler Farm Bark Park
The Town of Millbury has turned a portion of the public space at Butler Farm into a large off-leash dog park. Registered members bring their licensed, vaccinated, well-trained pups to explore the open terrain.
Asa Waters Mansion
Millbury is home to "the finest example of Georgian Colonial style in the country." Additionally, Asa Waters Mansion served as part of the "Underground Railroad" during the Civil War. The mansion is registered on the National and State Registers of Historic Places and has entertained the likes of Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, President William Howard Taft, and Alexander Graham Bell.