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      Sturbridge is a town of natural diversity, ranging from the Quinebaug River to the top of Leadmine Mountain. To our natural lakes of Big Alum and Leadmine to those constructed during the industrial revolution, from our lush river bottom forests, open fields, oak-hickory woodlands, and wind-swept rocky crags. We are fortunate to have such interesting areas within our boundaries. And now, those who wish to can explore these natural treasures with the help of this guide.

      Sturbridge’s natural historical setting—along old Indian paths and early transportation routes midway between Boston & New York— has impacted its history, development, and future. It brings beauty and opportunity for enjoyment to those who visit the area. Over the past 10 years Sturbridge has acquired over 1,500 acres of open space parcels, and partnered with federal and state agencies along with local nonprofit land protection groups to preserve over 6,000 acres.

      The Sturbridge Trails Committee is pleased to provide you with this guide to Sturbridge’s open spaces. Developed over a period of years, the guide has been a major undertaking of the committee, made possible with assistance from the Sturbridge Conservation and Planning Board offices and the Sturbridge Tourist Association.

      The Town of Sturbridge encompasses almost 30,000 acres, making it one of the largest towns in Massachusetts in terms of land area. Approximately 20% or about 6,000 acres are dedicated open space, consisting of land owned by the town, state, federal, and conservation organizations, as well as lands protected by conservation easements or the purchase of development rights. Acquisition of many of the town-owned properties was made possible by the Community Preservation Act. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts also holds land which is managed by the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

      While there are popular open space areas throughout the Town—Wells State Park, Westville Lake Recreation Area and the Leadmine Mountain Conservation lands—there are also less familiar spots. For example, Heins Farm with its wonderful views and walks through fields and deciduous forest, or Opacum Woods, with its beaver ponds and interesting plant life, to The Trustees’ Tantiusques Reservation, the site of the first mining operation in New England. Now you can locate and enjoy these properties with the directions and trail maps provided in this guide.

      This guide is designed so that you, along with family and friends, will take some leisure time to enjoy the beautiful open spaces in Sturbridge.

      Each site featured in this guide includes directions, information about parking, and a general statement about the terrain, followed by general comments and descriptions of trails. Total acreage and ownership information is also provided when appropriate. All information is as up to date as possible; be aware that information may have changed since sites were field-checked. On page 25 of this guide are web site QR codes and addresses to obtain the most current information.

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      Sturbridge Trails Committee
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 7, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      96
      Trails Mountain Bike
      90
      Trails Hike
      99
      Trails Trail Running
      99
      Trails Horse
      3
      Trails Snowshoe
      11
      Trails Nordic Ski
      3
      Total Distance
      59 miles
      Total Descent
      6,707 ft
      Total Vertical
      465 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      988 ft
      Reports
      166
      Photos
      40
      Ridden Counter
      2,942
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Sturbridge Mountain Bike

      46 |
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 4:57am
      Jun 18, 2021
      trail: Cow Stile
      35 |
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 4:56am
      Jun 18, 2021
      trail: Cow Stile
      51 |
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 4:56am
      Jun 18, 2021
      5 |
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 4:32am
      Jun 11, 2021
      2 |
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 4:32am
      Jun 11, 2021
      3 |
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 4:32am
      Jun 11, 2021
      2 |
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 4:32am
      Jun 11, 2021
      78 |
      Apr 9, 2019 @ 8:07am
      Apr 9, 2019

      Videos of Sturbridge Mountain Bike

      Camden's Yard 1 (Cam 1)
      trail: Cam 1
      9:35 | 111 | Dec 26, 2014
      GoPro Rippin Blue Hills
      trail: Blue
      2:24 | 206 | Jun 5, 2012
      Red Maple
      trail: Red
      1:40 | 103 | Nov 2, 2011
      MTB - Link Trail to Seven Ridges - Leadmine...
      trail: The Link
      4:32 | 255 | May 2, 2020 , Sturbridge

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Holden
      Jul 14, 2021 @ 5:31am
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      Ball Fields Trail
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jun 25, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Lengowski Loop
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jun 25, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Connector
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jun 25, 2021
      IdealMassive blowdown still there.mappermook TRAILFORKS
      F4
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jun 25, 2021
      WetSlick climbing, from the recent rain.mappermook TRAILFORKS
      Roller Ridge
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jun 25, 2021
      VariableSome wet spots and slick rock, due to the...mappermook TRAILFORKS
      Tantasqua West
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jun 25, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      West to New Loop Singletrack
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jun 25, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      New Loop
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:43am
      Jun 25, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Access Trail
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 10:42am
      Jun 19, 2021
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS

      Activity Feed

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      user #2838380mchartier3wishlisttrailBrickyard ST1
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 6:04pm
      Aug 11, 2022
      user #2374005Chrismetal1addreportBrickyard ST1
      Jul 18, 2022 @ 10:28am
      Jul 18, 2022
      user #2683048SkippytcgaddreportBrickyard ST1
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 3:03pm
      Jul 16, 2022
      user #1010261justinmahaaddreportSpruce and 3 more
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 4:41am
      Jul 2, 2022
      user #1010261justinmahaaddreportTrail 3
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 4:41am
      Jul 2, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1743912Aglaze9280trailTrail 4This is a mountain bike trail as well as hiking
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 6:00am
      Jul 17, 2021
      user #2188109mappermooktrailLengowski LoopSuper easy blue trail - borderline green. Has...
      Jun 27, 2021 @ 3:22pm
      Jun 27, 2021
      user #1743912Aglaze9280trailTrail 4Mountain bikes are permitted on this trail...
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 5:46am
      Apr 25, 2021
      user #2188109mappermooktrailGatewayThis is an awesome way to get warmed up and...
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 8:11am
      Sep 18, 2020
      user #2188109mappermooktrailPogus VillageWhat a rush this trail is, when blasting it...
      Sep 18, 2020 @ 8:10am
      Sep 18, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike9057 miles6,201 ft24 miles466 ft
      #1,768#895401662,661
      Hike9959 miles6,706 ft26 miles466 ft
      #1,415#802166222
      Trail Running9959 miles6,706 ft26 miles466 ft
      #1,422#80416665
      Horse31 mile148 ft4,311 ft262 ft
      19
      Snowshoe119 miles587 ft3 miles308 ft
      #335#17572
      Nordic Ski31 mile75 ft2,746 ft95 ft
      #367#1812
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