Top 7 Places to Watch Spring Bloom


Posted: February 27, 2017

Fill your days with a little spring bloom appreciation. Between going on a hiking adventure or simply stopping to smell the roses, spring in Central Massachusetts is all about our love of nature. Check out these top 7 destinations for all things Spring Bloom!

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive, Boylston MA 

New England’s year-round botanic garden gives visitors a slice of paradise on a beautiful 132-acre property. Offering hundreds of classes, lectures, author events and gardening programs, the Tower Hill Botanic Garden is of epic adventure. With over 12 gardens and an amazing overlook, watching Spring bloom at Tower Hill is easy. View a map of the property


Broad Meadow Brook 

414 Massasoit Road, Worcester MA

Take a walk through the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, with over 400 acres cooperatively managed and owned by Mass Audubon. Interpretive signs guide you along well-marked trails through the woods, fields streams and marsh. The center also serves as the visitor site for the National Park Service’s Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. With over 80 species of butterflies, 164 bird species, and 700 plus plant species, Broad Meadow Brook is a unique oasis in the middle of a busy city.


Purgatory Chasm Trail

Located off Route 146, Purgatory Chasm State Reservation is a unique natural landmark with a .25 mile, 70-foot-deep chasm of granite bedrock. Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations.

Map: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/purgatory.pdf


Wachusett Greenways – Mass Central Rail Trail

Located on the Mass Central Rail Trail, west of the I-190 bridge in Holden, MA, the Wachusett Greenway offers 19 miles of trails along the old railroad line. Beautiful waterways and paths lead hikers and cyclists on an ideal adventure through nature.

Map: http://www.wachusettgreenways.org/wordpress/maps-and-trail-sites/mcrt-map/


Green Hill Park

50 Skyline Drive, Worcester MA

The East Side Trail is a green belt that extends from Cristoforo Columbo Park on Shrewsbury Street to Lake Quinsigamond. The trail covers 3.44 miles and is well-marked. Spending time watching Spring approach at Green Hill Park is picturesque. Between the arboretum and wooded paths, Green Hill Park is the go-to park in Worcester.

Map: http://www.gwlt.org/pdfs/EastSideTrailMap.pdf


Moore State Park

1 Sawmill Road, Paxton MA 

A peaceful 737-acre retreat in the heart of Central Massachusetts, Moore State Park was once the site of grist and saw mills from 1747. Today, Moore State Park houses a historical building foundation, a restored sawmill, ponds, waterfalls and mill chutes. Park recreational opportunities include canoeing, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.

Map: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/parks/trails/moore.pdf


Cascading Falls Loop

135 Olean Street, Worcester MA

A great hilly trail giving visitors a taste of wilderness within a few minutes from the center of Worcester. With a beautiful waterfall and with may trails leading to Boynton Park, Cascading Falls Loop is the perfect way to enjoy Worcester’s nature trails.

Map: http://www.gwlt.org/maps/cascades.pdf


For more trails, visit: http://www.gwlt.org/lands/index.htm

 

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