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Local Lifestyles: Shutesbury, Massachusetts

Shutesbury Massachusetts Lake WyolaShutesbury is a rural town in southeastern Franklin County, Massachusetts with a population under 2,000 people. It is bordered to the west by Leverett and to the south by Pelham. Route 202 runs through Shutesbury’s southeastern corner.

Shutesbury has many mineral springs which have attracted many bottling businesses in the past. Today people still enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake Wyola, whose name is the Native American word for “quiet waters.” Recreational use is allowed on the lake and there is a nice state-park beach to enjoy. 

Outdoor enthusiasts also love exploring Shutesbury State Forest, which boasts 845 acres of forest and rivers for fishing, hunting, and hiking. 

Shutesbury is also home to Temenos Retreat Center, an off-the-grid, non-denominational retreat center located on Mount Mineral. “Temenos” is the Greek word for sacred space surrounding an alter, temple, or shrine. What started as a drum circle is now a lodging and retreat center which offers a variety of gatherings.

If you are looking to buy a single family home, land to build your dream home, farm, or second home on Lake Wyola in Shutesbury, 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. 


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