Moore State Park
The 737 acres of Moore State Park include historical building foundations, a restored sawmill, Eames Pond, waterfalls and mill chutes as well as abundant azaleas, rhododendrons and mountain laurel for seasonal visual appeal.
Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook offers heavily wooded routes, wide open fields, trickling streams and lush marshland for nature lovers, right within city limits.
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
Experience a unique natural landmark with a walk (or a climb!) through Purgatory Chasm, which runs a quarter mile between granite walls, rising as high as 70 feet.
Take a stroll through Salisbury Park to witness the beauty of Bancroft Tower, a magnificent stone and granite structure erected in 1900 after George Bancroft.
Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary
Wachusett Mountain offers year-round fun for the whole crew. With a summit elevation of 2,006 feet, this popular ski destination is also a hiker's paradise.
The Cascades Trail System
The Cascades maintain 156 acres, including an extensive system of wooded trails, where you can view native wildflowers and traverse the steep hills.
Take a hike up to Lookout Rock, where the views are worth re-visiting at least once a season, as the dramatic landscape offers both bold and subtle changes of beauty.
Elm Park and Newton Hill
Most people are familiar with Lincoln Pond and its two red bridges, but Elm Park is actually split into two by Park Avenue and includes the trails on Newton Hill.
Beaver Brook Park
Beaver Brook Park boasts an off-leash dog park with a double-gated, fenced and secured area as well as designated areas for both small and large breeds.
Cristoforo Columbo (East) Park
Cristoforo Colombo Park’s splash pad and playground attract countless families to the Shrewsbury Street neighborhood each season.
Enjoy University Park’s walking trails and picturesque fountain, let your kids play on the playground or enjoy a round of tennis on the local courts.
Green Hill Golf Course
As one of the region’s “best kept golf secrets,” Green Hill Golf Course embodies the beauty of its views, plus uniquely challenging play for the pros.
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club
Carved out of the New England countryside, Cyprian Keyes presents both a 9-hole par 3 course and an 18-hole championship course—and some of the most stunning views in the area.
Kettlebrook Golf Course
Located in the backwoods of Paxton, Kettle Brook Golf Course is one of the most sought after in Central Mass., known for its perfectly manicured fairways and fast greens.
Wachusett Country Club
Wachusett Country Club is arguably the most fun yet challenging course in Central Mass., and like Kettlebrook (under the same owners) maintains pristine fairways and greens.