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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Trail
“Whether you are looking to take a hike or just get a nice dose of nature, Purgatory Chasm is the perfect place for both. Parking does cost something, right now it's $5 for Massachusetts residents and $6 for non-residents, but check out their website to make sure nothing has changed.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“A unique natural landmark, Purgatory Chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between granite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock-climbers alike, the Chasm is believed to have its origin in the sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago. Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations, with such romantic names as The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers' Leap and Fat Man's Misery. An adventurous playground, equipped with a play structure, swings and a merry-go-round, is now located near the visitor center.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Food
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“65 flavors of top quality, local ice cream are sure to please! Located right next to Purgatory Chasm State Reservation and with easy access to Rt 146, West End Creamery is the perfect Family Destination. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Breath-taking rock formations, great hiking, truly a gem among many great Blackstone River Valley natural attractions. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Corner Shop
“Your standard variety store. However, they have great sandwiches made fresh to order! Very popular spot!”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“It's more of a market, but very quaint and very close by. They carry a variety items including veggies, fruits, meats and cheeses, snacks, and much more. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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Point of Interest
“Waters Farm is actually within walking distance of the lake house property, so if you wanted to take a nice little walk up the hill you would find this preserved piece of historic land. They have events from time to time, so if you happen to be staying at the lake house when they are hosting an event, check it out!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Excellent fried food if you are in the mood for egg rolls and crab rangoon! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Small farmer's market store, horses, apple orchard, and even a rock wall for visitors to climb!”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery Store
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“They are a big grocery store, but also carry a wide variety of beer, wine and liquor. They are also the closest store that sells alcohol.”
  • 1 local recommends
Moving Company
“This flea market has a lot of vintage and antique collectibles and miscellaneous items including toys, kitchen and housewares, and more. They are pretty close by, in Millbury, and about 5 miles from the lake house property.”
  • 1 local recommends