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Westville Recreation Lake Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Southbridge, Massachusetts that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, bird watching, and fishing.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 95 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Fishing

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

River

Wild flowers

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Westville Lake is situated on the Quinebaug River in the towns of Southbridge and Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Westville offers a variety of hiking opportunities, group picnic shelters, a picnic cove, a large recreation field, canoe/kayak launches, and much more. Lake trail connects to 'Grand Trunk Trail', if you want to extend your hike. Natural Features: The recreation area features a large open field, a picnic cove with trees for shade on those hot summer days, and beautiful waterside views for wildlife viewing.

There are two large picnic shelters with electricity hook-ups, picnic tables, and grills available for use in the recreation area. There is a large picnic cove with many picnic tables and grills. There are also flush toilets, drinking water, and hiking trails available throughout the park.

Mailing Address: WESTVILLE RECREATION AREA U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, East Brimfield Lake/Westville Lake, 24 Riverview Ave Fiskdale MA 01518 Phone Number: Information: (978)318-8848

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 42.07278, -72.06278 42°4'22"N, 72°3'46"W Westville Lake can be accessed from Wallace Road in Sturbridge, which is located directly off of Main St. The Dam and Recreation area can also be accessed from West St in Southbridge by taking a right onto South St. The physical address for the Westville Lake Recreation Area is 125 Wallace Road.

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Imperial Majesty
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great trail! we hiked. we painted by the lake. love this

Jamie Boucher
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Trail is very easy and straight forward goes right around the lake and by the dam. It’s good for a nice leisurely walk.

Leah Tower
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Walking

This is a beautiful trail that I've been visiting for years. Wide open trails with leveled gravel allows for strollers, bikes, running, etc. Also, check out the trails that run next to the river that pours into the lake.

Amanda Mauro
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Hiking

Easy trail on flat ground. The views are nice. The loop is convenient

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Shana Meagher
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Hiking

I would recommend this trail for anyone with dogs or kids. As a woman, I’d even hike here alone. It’s got a safe feeling and is mostly open.

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Brendan Boyle
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It's a nice walk, very popular and well traveled. Once you have done it a few times tho not much new. Its Convenient for me as I am local. great place to walk your dogs.

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Luke Robinson
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Hiking

Nice easy loop, gorgeous scenery and the trails are wide and well maintained. Perfect for dog walking. Going counter clockwise around the dam gives a little more of a challenge with a few quick ascents but in either direction its a pretty easy walk with sure footing. A short portion of the loop is on a road that the parking lot is off of. (if you want to go counter clockwise the first part of the hike will be on the road...follow it around the curve to the left and you'll find the trailhead on the left clearly marked with a swinging gate.)

Rose Roman
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Hiking

Even with all the rain we’ve been having only a few areas are muddy and fairly easy to navigate around. Nice, fairly quick walk

Lisa Mayville
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My go to when in need of a nice walk with the dog.

Magnus Gunn
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Running

The Westville Dam loop is a nice, scenic trail with some elevation changes though nothing too difficult (Sprint up the stairs for an added workout instead of the ramp). You do need to run a small portion on the access road, but it's usually not an issue traffic wise. A favorite for dog walkers but there is a 6' leash requirement.

JTM Bartels
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Hiking

Brisk morning hike, 9 degrees, but worth it. Well maintained and great morning views, ah tranquility. Enjoy...

Lore .
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Walking

Nice and easy short walk around the river. Path is well tended and easy to walk. Enjoyed open meadow area and view over the river and the lake before the dam. Trail connects to 'Grand Trunk Trailway' if you want to extend your hike.

Henry Lockwood
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Chris Lloyd
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Brendan Crowley
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Katie C.
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Tara G.
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Adam Zwick
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johnny velez
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Jeremy Gendron
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johnny velez
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Brendan Crowley
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Scott Bates
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Brendan Crowley
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johnny velez
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Brian Blaney
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Brendan Crowley
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Mia Marie
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