Thursday, April 28, 2011

State parks galore

Yes, I am obsessed but it's what I (and the kids) like to do. So we headed back to Central Massachusetts today to check out two more parks (but ended up seeing three). We first stopped at Moore State Park in Paxton. Oh man, you have to check this place out. It's an old estate that also once housed a saw mill (dating back to the 1740's). The grounds are beautiful and the centerpiece is a pond that feeds into a waterfall, down a stone mill foundation which makes three waterfalls. It is a beautiful site. You can do down a trail and onto the edge of the land to get a picture perfect view of the falls. The view is so nice they call it the Artist Overlook.

Above the pond is a big covered bridge with some chairs off to the side to sit and admire the tranquility. There are a number of walking trails but we stayed on the main road for the whole time. We took Kevin's tricycle and he had a blast riding around the park on it. Erin, of course, got filthy (but I had a chance of clothes this time). This has quickly become one of my favorite parks - I read that the flowers in bloom (rhododendrons and azaleas especially) are quite a site. I will be back.

From here we stopped by Rutland State Park in nearby Rutland which wasn't much - really just a big pond for people to fish and swim. We only stayed here for about 10 minutes. From here we went to Quinsigamond State Park in Worcester which is only the waterfront of Lake Quinsigamond where they have a lot of regatta races. It is right in downtown Worcester acorss from UMass Medical Center. Again, we just stayed here for a bit.

Not sure what tomorrow and Saturday holds but I will let you know!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You ought to rename your blog, "State Park Musings"