The Sturbridge Region spreads east and west just south of Worcester. The gently rolling hills, sparkling lakes and streams, and private camping areas of the region, reflect the natural heritage of central Massachusetts.
Museums, visitors centers, flee markets, and antique shows will capture your interest. Hiking, fishing, boating, and golf are a few of the sports opportunities open to visitors.
Traveling south and east from Rte. I-495 through East Douglas, Webster and Southbridge, the lakes and scenery call to visitors, campers, and sportsman. Old Rte. 20 weaves in and out of historical settings from Worcester, to Sturbridge and west to Brimfield. Connecting Worcester and Douglas is Rte 146, a beautiful drive, complete with waterfalls & lakes. The beauty of the lake and hill country spreads west of Worcester along Rte. 9 toward West Brookfield and Ware.
In the Center of the Region lies Old Sturbridge Village, a four season, living museum of over 40 buildings and 200 acres. Interpreters and guides, dressed in period costumes carry out the daily chores as they would have in the 1800's. Throughout the years, visitors are invited to join the special events, tours and celebrations of this rural New England settlement.
MuseumsClara Barton Birthplace
66 Clara Barton Road, North Oxford, MA 01537-0356
508-987-2056, Ext. 213
Willard House & Clock Museum
11 Willard Street North Grafton, MA 01536
TrailsHodges Village Dam
P.O. Box 155 Oxford,MA,01540-0155
ZooSouthwicks Wild Animal Farm
2 Southwick St, Mendon, MA 01756