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Address: Route 9, West Brookfield, MA 01506
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Kids will enjoy exploring the jumble of boulders that forms this...

Kids will enjoy exploring the jumble of boulders that forms this "house," beyond which you'll discover a small, serene pond.

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This is a wonderful place to experience the reality of what the rock formation was used for....a historiical place for sure

Reviewed 18 January 2016
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West Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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West Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is a wonderful place to experience the reality of what the rock formation was used for....a historiical place for sure

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Pick a nice dry day to walk this short hike as when it is wet the trail is muddy. Dogs love to go for walks up this trail too! Nice short hike that kids and seniors can do.

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Thank dragonye
Brookfield, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Beautiful nature area. Generally easy hiking. School groups, clubs, families, all ages, pets. Historically significant.

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Thank Ipacklast
North Brookfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Rock House is one of my favorite places to get close to nature. The trials are wide and well maintained. Families can easily enjoy these trails which loop back to the parking lot so your hike can be as long or short as you want to make it. The glacial rock formations are interesting and fun to climb and explore.... More 

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Thank Harold B
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I stopped here unexpectedly driving back to Boston from W. Mass. Ended up hiking every trail in a couple of hours, and it was a really nice mix of flat forested, uphill, and even a meadow.

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Thank Maureen F
West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Great place to hike; really cool sights to see. Hiking trails are not difficult. Only negative is folks who neglect picking up after their animals.

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Thank Frank D
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57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Nice trail with plenty of interesting stops to keep the kids attention. My kids love the cabin overlooking the pond and of course the giant rocks! Property and trails kept up nicely. Takes a family anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the trail picked. Free activity

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Thank Melissa R
Southbridge, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

There are lots of mosquitoes here so bring insect repellant. In spite of the drone of the bugs, this place is well worth the trip. There are legend boards at the trail head that speak of the history of the place. A short steep, rocky hike leads to an open area beside a pond. If you stand in the shadow... More 

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Phoenix
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

It's free! What a terrific roadside stop. Perfect for families, seniors or serious hikers. Loved the New England woodland landscapes. The rocks are amazing and the pond is delightful. Saw frogs and turtles! Gorgeous park. Great place to meditate or do yoga. Port-a-pottie available near the trailhead. Trails are wide and nicely maintained. Parking is free and there is a... More 

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Westfield Massachusetts
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

This is a wonderful hidden gem. I took my young grandkids there and we hiked the red trail around the pond. They loved climbing on and around the huge rocks. Not a difficult hike.

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