A man fishing in the river

On the Water in Sturbridge 

August 15, 2023

Embrace summer in Sturbridge, Massachusetts by getting out on the water! From boating and swimming to fishing and paddle boarding, there’s no shortage of water activities to keep you occupied when you visit Sturbridge in the summer.  

Lakeside Stays

Stay at Pine Lake RV Resort from April 1 through October 31 and experience a beautiful 8-acre lake! The lake boasts a nice beach, good fishing and kayak and paddle board rentals. In addition to the water activities, Pine Lake RV Resort offers over 300 pads and efficiency cabins and is close to Sturbridge’s many hiking trails.  

Sturbridge RV Resort offers another amazing lakefront campground retreat! Nestled on 200 acres of woodland, the campground has lakeside sites, a private beach, fishing spots, a marina, boat rentals and more.  

Boating and Beaches

Head to Wells State Park for a day on Walker Pond! The park has something for every nature explorer including kayaking, canoeing, fishing and a camper-only swimming beach.    

No trip to Sturbridge is complete without spending some time at Cedar Lake Recreation Area. This hidden gem is known by locals as Sturbridge’s best public beach. The beach has a playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, a pickleball court, an outdoor pavilion for public rental and a Little Free Library so you can find your next summer read! 

Just outside of downtown Sturbridge, you’ll find Westville Lake Recreation Area, a fun picnic area with two boat launches that provide easy access to Westville Lake and the slow-moving portions of the Quinebaug River.  

Paddle or cruise your way down the Quaboag River with White’s Landing! White’s Landing is committed to preserving the history of the Quaboag region and they offer self-guided paddle or cruise tours and private guided group river tours.  

Whether you want to read a book on the beach or get out and explore Sturbridge’s waters, we have something for everyone. Plan a summer visit to enjoy scenic river and lakeside views right in the heart of New England.