Westville Lake Community Trail


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Westville Lake Community Trail Facts

States: Massachusetts
Counties: Worcester
Length: 0.7 miles
Trail end points: Marjorie Ln. and Breakneck Rd.
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9705038

Westville Lake Community Trail Description

The Westville Lake Community Trail offers a short, scenic excursion along the east bank of Westville Lake in Southbridge. Much of the crushed-stone pathway is under a lush tree canopy. Along the way, you'll also pass a birding area which has a viewing platform for osprey.

At its northern end, a connection to the Grand Trunk Trail can be made for a longer walk or ride. That trail crosses the Westville Dam and travels to the Westville Recreation Area, a great spot to begin or end your journey as the park has a picnic pavilion and grills.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking can be found in the Westville Recreation Area. To reach it from downtown Southbridge, take Main Street/Route 131 West out of town. When the road forks, veer left onto South St. Continue for 1.1 miles until you see a road split off to your right; although unmarked, this is “Off S Street.” Drive on this street for 1.6 miles to a small bridge over the Quinebaug River, where the roadway becomes Breakneck Rd. The parking lot will appear immediately on your right after the crossing.

Westville Lake Community Trail Reviews

Short, but pretty

From main lot at Recreation Center offf Breakneck Rd., there is large picnic area, immaculate bathrooms, and boat launch. There are about million roads and trails it seems if you've never been there before, but the only complete trail is, apparently, to take trail heading to your right at top of parking lot (which is actually part of Grand Trunk Trail?) passing the picnic pavilions. That goes 1/4 mile on left side of river to the dam, with an Eagle Scouts mini-nature meadow project along the side. Cross the dam, or linger, as it is a great view, and follow the Westville Community Trail down the other side back to the parking lot. Shortest trail I've been on yet, but seemed longer with the dam to explore. Not sure about the Grand Trunk portion that heads west -left-from the recreational parking lot into the woods, as it had a LARGE downhill dirt path near its beginning which I wasnt willing to try to get back up later.

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