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Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

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What happened to the long tunnel underground towards the end of the chasm?

What happened to the best tunnel under the big rock? Like many of you I used go as a kid & more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great walk/nicely marked trails

Nicely marked trails, beautiful views, and if you walk through purgatory chasm and keep going you... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
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Purgatory Rd., Sutton, MA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What happened to the best tunnel under the big rock? Like many of you I used go as a kid & more frequently as a teen with my friends in the early 90’s. We were extremely adventurous and used to tunnel under ground as much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Nicely marked trails, beautiful views, and if you walk through purgatory chasm and keep going you run into a trail that leads you to little purgatory chasm. The stream and small water fall at little purgatory chasm is a beautiful place to sit, reflect, read,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Today we spent two hours walking the trails and climbing into the chasm (twice). It is a trip into nature at its beat. Around the corner is West End Creamery. It is an ice cream shop with a corn maze, miniature golf, and a giant...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ABC153
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to go one a family hike!! It costs $5 to park and there is lots to do!! They have grills there you can bring charcoal to cook on and a playground for kids to play on! The only thing is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank pinksamantha6
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

A couple playground things, big fields, the chasm to travel through (5+ yrs personal opinion, all are welcome) this is a great place to get out for a small cost $5 parking only.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

The last time I went to Purgatory Chasm was about 40+ years ago. Given that it was made by the receding glacier, not much has changed! Its a great place for a hike, not too long, well maintained, weird crazy rock outcroppings and little cavelettes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Matt C
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Our whole group enjoyed this hike thru the rocks. We had kids ranging from 6-14 and all enjoyed and felt comfortable walking thru and on the rocks. Took about 1.5 hours and that’s with a couple of stops for pictures and a water break!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Purgatory Chasm is a small state park that is located not far from Worcester and within a reasonable driving distance from Boston. The chasm was formed from a glacier and presents a nice challenge that works for everyone in the family. Parking is available- and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This hike was amazing. It's not very long, but you can go down the chasm and back up and around either side. There are a few smaller trials around it as well. Nice outdoor area! No fees during off season.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ratchel12345
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The chasm itself is a marvel and worth a trip. The surrounding trails are nice, but nothing out of the ordinary – although they do have a nice Maine vacation feel. Also the parking is free before May 26th which is nice. Bring good footwear,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Jenny T
14 August 2018|
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Response from karibos | Reviewed this property |
Not accessible at all as far the going they the rock formations. There is a path to push a wheelchair around but it’s not very far and you don’t see any of the rock formations.
4 April 2018|
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Response from Travelingover50 | Reviewed this property |
If you googled your question... you would probably get your answer there in more detail. It was beautiful and interesting.. it was a natural chasm , not man made! That’s all I know... I was there to hike.
13 March 2018|
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Response from Travelingover50 | Reviewed this property |
Try googling it , check their website... they may list hours there.