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Trips from Worcester

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Trips from Worcester

Any suggestions for short trips (either day or 2 night) from Worcester besides Boston?

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1. Re: Trips from Worcester

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2. Re: Trips from Worcester

Cape Cod and Berkshires are an easy drive from Worcester. Newport, RI is just above an hour driving from Worcester and will make a great day trip. You may also check one of the coastal towns such as Gloucester or Rockport, both are about 1.5 drive.

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Here's a great one -- the Quabbin Reservoir. This is the source of fresh water for Boston. The reservoir was created in something like the 1920s or 1930s, and in its creation about 5 small towns were destroyed. The area is beautiful, and you can hike in to some sites that are like ghost towns. Can't remember exactly which town we saw last fall, but quite a few of the building foundations are preserved (since they didnt interfere with the clean water purpose -- but all graves were moved, all plumbing was removed, and all the inhabitants had to move away). Perhaps the town I am thinking of is Dana or Enfield? Dana, I believe. It's about a 3 or 4 mile walk in from where you must leave your car. It's beautiful and haunting. There are a number of entrances to the Quabbin reservoir for pedestrians. Some have very good bird watching, and I have seen bald eagles in the area. The Quabbin is west of Worcester.

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4. Re: Trips from Worcester

South

Mohegan Sun Casino - ~ 70 Miles

North

Hampton Beach(NH) - ~ 75 Miles

Southern Maine Beaches(York, Ogunquit) - ~ 95Miles

West

Yankee Candle Factory - ~75Miles

East

Boston - ~45Miles

Providence, Narragansett,RI - ~70Miles

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5. Re: Trips from Worcester

Of course, you can also go west to the Berkshires, as someone said, and even farther west there are some great spots in New York (Baseball Hall of Fame, for example). Also, Vermont isn't that far away.

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6. Re: Trips from Worcester

I think the Berkshires is a great idea. Beautiful scenery, stay at an inn, good dining.

The Cape is also good, but if you are going for a night or two pick a spot, such as Chatham, Dennis, Falmouth, from where you can explore, but don't try to do it all at once.

Enjoy!!

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