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Worcester-Area Attractions

Parks and Recreation Area

  The city of Worcester maintains more than 1,215 acres of parkland.

  53 parks and playgrounds, including the historic Elm Park, which
    was purchased in March 1854 as a “new common” that put the city
    of Worcester, together with Hartford, Connecticut and New York
    City, at the forefront of the urban parks movement in the United
    States. However, development of the park did not begin until the
    late 1880s. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and on the
    National Register of Historic Places, Elm Park is one of the most
    photographed parks in Central Massachusetts.

  Green Hill Park Home to the Green Hill Municipal Golf Course

  Causeway Park Nestled among homes between the Holden
    Reservoir and Pleasant Street, this quaint, wooded park offers
    hiking and cross-country skiing trails.

  2 city pools and 5 city beaches

  2 state pools and 2 state beaches

  Leominster State Forest

  The state’s top 10 campgrounds located within 25 miles of
    Worcester. These camping grounds are fun for the whole family for
    a weekend or even a night. Special children activities are also
    offered throughout the year.

    1.    Wood Lot Campground, in  Charlton

    2.    The Old Holbrook Place, in Sutton

    3.    Sutton Falls Camping Area in Sutton

    4.    Buffumville Lake in Charlton

    5.    Lake Manchaug Camping in Douglas

    6.    King’s Family Campground in Sutton MA

    7.    Lake Dean Campground in Oakham

    8.    Koa Kampgrounds in Douglas

    9.    Indian Ranch in Webster

    10.   Pout and Trout Campground in Rutland

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