51 Howe Rd.
508 886-6333

Spencer State Forest, a 965-acres area provides swimming and picnicking facilities on Howe Pond. Other activities offered at Spencer include fishing, canoeing, hiking, Nordic skiing and snowmobiling. The Midstate Trail Link to the image file., a long-distance hiking trail that extends through central Massachusetts to Mt. Watatic in the north, runs close to the park.

Park Directions

The Forest is located off of Rte 31 in mid-central Massachusetts.  

From the East/Boston/Southeast:
Take MASS PIKE West (Rte. I-90W) to Exit #10 in Auburn.
Take Rte 20 West to Rte 56 North.
Take a right onto Rte 56N to Rte 9 in Leicester center.
Take a left onto Rte 9 West & follow to Rte 31 in Spencer center.
Take a left onto Rte 31 South..
Follow Rte 31 S for 1.5 miles to Howe Rd.
Take a right onto Howe Rd & follow for 1.2 miles to recreation area.
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