Beautiful and peaceful scenery, abundant wildlife, and outdoor recreation along with quaint downtowns complete with farmers markets, cafés, and shops await in the Wachusett region. Head into the former farmstead that is Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the woodlands, wetlands, and meadows or the historic 400-acre Moore State Park for a daytime retreat complete with waterfalls and cascades of flowering plants.
If outdoor adventure is more your thing, take a weekend trip to Wachusett Mountain for fantastic hiking, skiing, and snowboarding or catch one of their seasonal festivals. For golf enthusiasts, the area offers a host of nine and 18-hole golf courses with rolling hills, lush green fairways, and scenic views. The Wachusett Greenways Rail Trail connects the Wachusett community with trails and greenways. The scenic, well-maintained pathways link the towns of Sterling, West Boylston, Holden, Oakham, Rutland, and Barre. The Wachusett Greenways Rail Trail connects the Wachusett community with trails and greenways. The scenic, well-maintained pathways link the towns of Sterling, West Boylston, Holden, Oakham, Rutland and Barre.
And don’t miss New England’s year-round botanic garden, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, with its 17 distinct gardens that are home to some of the most exquisite plants in the world.
Learn more about places to go and things to do in the Wachusett region by visiting Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce.
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