There’s A Little Slice Of Paradise Hiding Right Here In Massachusetts… And You’ll Want To Visit

This place is a hidden natural refuge that is absolutely bursting with scenic spots. And you’d never expect to find it right in the heart of the town of Athol! Read on to find out why the Alan E. Rich Environmental Park is an unexpected natural treasure that you should definitely visit this season.

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10 Main Street, Athol, MA
(978) 249-2496

Find the park on the west end of Athol Center, on the north side just before the bridge. The park is open to visitors:

Tuesday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Have you visited this park? Do you have any other favorite slices of paradise in Massachusetts? Please let us know. If you’re looking for another natural escape, be sure to check out this lush, hidden palace in the heart of a busy Massachusetts city.