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Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

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Today we spent two hours walking the trails and climbing into the chasm (twice). It is a trip into... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Newton, Massachusetts

This is a great place to go one a family hike!! It costs $5 to park and there is lots to do!! They... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Webster, Massachusetts
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Purgatory Rd., Sutton, MA
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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

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

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.

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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

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!

Thank karibos
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

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.

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

Thank DingoDAF
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Picnic tables, many hiking paths and areas to explore, maps available, clean restrooms, grills throughout, ice cream truck on-site, and dogs are welcome to join the walk! Beautiful outdoor park for a full day of exploring.

Thank lljjbb
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Went out here on a Sunday morning with friends. Great couple of hours walking almost all the trails. This is a lovely local gem.

Thank Anne H
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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 Lydia A | 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 Lydia A | Reviewed this property |
Try googling it , check their website... they may list hours there.