Spencer State Forest

Spencer State Forest


Location:In mid-central Massachusetts; take Route 9 west to Route 31 south to Howe Pond Road and follow signs.
Facilities:Picnic area, trails, restrooms.
Activities:Canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, hunting (with restrictions), cross-country skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Forest features Howe Pond, the focal point for much of the forest's recreational activity.
Address:Howe Pond Rd
Spencer, MA 01562

Phone:508-886-6333
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/spen.htm
Size: 965 acres.

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SPENCER - The 350 acres being preserved through the purchase of the Sibley and Warner Farms will soon have a companion property extending the open space to nearly 590 acres with the purchase by the state of another 240 acres between the Sibley and Warner properties and Spencer State Forest.
Ellen Souza of Common Ground Land Trust said the addition of the 240 acres would connect the farm properties to the Spencer State Forest, which is 965 acres in three noncontiguous properties.
Howe Park in Spencer State Forest is a wonderful place to let your little ones work off some energy while enjoying the beautiful waterfall, hiking trails and wildlife.
Wendy Fox, a DCR spokeswoman, said staff formerly assigned to 300-acre Rutland State Park will be reassigned to other state parks, including Moore State Park in Paxton and Spencer State Forest.
Staff from Moore State Park and Spencer State Forest will check on Rutland State Park regularly, she said, and
The river is a feeder stream for Howe Pond in Spencer State Forest and Cranberry Meadow Lake.
Howe State Park in Spencer, Spencer State Forest and Wachusett Mountain State Reservation also lie on, or just off, Route 31.