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Local Lifestyles: Wendell Massachusetts

wendell massachusetts state forestThis week’s local lifestyles series features the town of Wendell. Wendell is one of the hilltowns of eastern Franklin County. It is located south of Erving and east of Montague and State Route 2 runs along its northern border. The town has a lot of beautiful nature while still being accessible to the nearby cities of Greenfield, Northampton, and Brattleboro.

The Outdoors

Wendell is a great place to enjoy a variety of recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, boating, and more. Wendell State Forest has 7,566 acres of hills, streams, ponds and forest. Ruggles Pond, part of the state forest, offers swimming, boating, and fishing in its crystal clear waters. On the shore is a large ball field, picnic areas, mountain biking trails, and ski trails. There is also a boat ramp at Wickett Pond and the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail runs through the forest.

The Millers River Wildlife Management Area is part of the protected lands in the North Quabbin. Here you have access to over a mile of shoreline along the Millers River, making it a great place for fishing or just to enjoy a walk through the woods.

Local Favorites

Full Moon Coffee House is located in Wendell and is the longest-running non-profit venue in New England. Their monthly concerts benefit various non-profit organizations for which the performances are organized. Tickets For their shows are based on a sliding scale donation and all shows are held in the Historic Wendell Town Hall. 

Another popular venue is Deja Brew Café & Pub, which hosts special events and music acts. Diners can enjoy delicious pub-style food while catching a show. 

Town Events

Wendell celebrates Old Home Day in August in the center of town. This festival draws residents together for local music, crafts, games, and food. Vendors set up to sell maple syrup, flowers, vegetables, jewelry and other food and crafts. There is also a special celebration to recognize Wendell’s residents’ contributions throughout the year.

For more information about Wendell, visit Wanda’s Wendell Town Page which includes Real Estate Market Data for Wendell. 

If you are looking to buy a single family home, land to build your dream home, farm, or second home in Wendell, Mass, click here for the latest list of what is currently on the market. You can also contact Wanda Mooney to learn more about the area and the process of moving.


For more information about community happenings and real estate news visit Wanda's Blog at www.wandamooney.com/blog.


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