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Thousand Acre Swamp - Hiking

Massachusetts, United States

By lydia.crawford

Thousand Acre Swamp Statistics

What are the activities at Thousand Acre Swamp ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Thousand Acre Swamp?

The Thousand Acre Swamp is a vast and mysterious wetland in Massachusetts. This sprawling swamp is said to be home to all sorts of strange creatures, from giant snakes to mischievous fairies. The murky waters are said to be full of hidden dangers, and many people have lost their lives exploring its dark depths. Despite the risks, the Thousand Acre Swamp is a popular spot for hikers and nature lovers, who come to explore its eerie beauty and listen to the tales of its ghosts and monsters.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-73.2153451
42.0664521

What are the coordinates and address of Thousand Acre Swamp?

Thousand Acre Swamp
Thousand Acre Swamp, New Marlborough, MA 01259, USA

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Starting Point

The Thousand Acre Swamp is located in Petersham, Massachusetts. To get to the start of the trails, take Route 32 west from Athol. The entrance to the swamp is on the left about 1.5 miles from the center of Petersham.

Why visit Thousand Acre Swamp

The Thousand Acre Swamp in Massachusetts is a great place to visit because it is home to a variety of different animals and plants. The swamp is also a great place for bird watching because there are a lot of different types of birds that live there.

Is Thousand Acre Swamp in Massachusetts a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question since every family is different and each person may have different interests and abilities. That said, Thousand Acre Swamp does offer a variety of activities and attractions that could appeal to a wide range of people, making it a potentially good place for the whole family. Some of these activities and attractions include hiking and nature walks, fishing, bird watching, and picnicking.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Thousand Acre Swamp in Massachusetts are hiking, bird watching, and fishing.

The best activities near Thousand Acre Swamp in Massachusetts are hiking, bird watching, and fishing.

Where to eat?

1. The Blue Heron- This restaurant is located in a restored mill and overlooks the Sudbury River. They serve American cuisine with a focus on fresh, local ingredients.

2. The Farmhouse- This restaurant is located on a working farm and serves seasonal New England cuisine. They have a variety of menus, including a kids menu, gluten free menu, and a vegan menu.

3. The Grist Mill- This restaurant is located in an old grist mill and serves New American cuisine. They have a variety of menus, including a kids menu, gluten free menu, and a vegan menu.

4. The Wayside Inn- This restaurant is located in the oldest operating inn in the United States. They serve traditional New England cuisine.

5. The Wagon Wheel- This restaurant is located in a converted train station and serves American cuisine with a focus on fresh, local ingredients.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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