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    Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

    Sutton, Massachusetts

    Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

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    North Attleboro, MA
    Pathfinder | 100 pts
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    10/13/2007

    A short hike, but a great one for kids, very unique with lots of quality kid difficulty climbing and kid sized caves to explore. Finishes off with a decent half mile wood walk on well marked trails. Definitely deserves high marks as a place to go with the kids.
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    Upton, MA
    Pathfinder | 146 pts
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    5/16/2004
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    Framingham, MA
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    6/2/2003

    I took my two young boys (5 and 8) and wife for a hike. The trail is easy to get to from the pike. There are plenty of picnic tables and nice facilities. You can enter the chasm right from the parking lot. However, I suggest you take coopers trail only 1 mile hike around the chasm. Very easy to do with children. About 1/2 way into the trail you can hear water. We went off trail about 2/10 of mile and found a nice little water fall. Than on to the chasm. It is a great place for kids to climb around on the rocks. Definitely attempt to get through - fat man's misery. I am slender and it was tight - easy for kids. Total hike only 1.5 miles - the chasm is a bit difficult for anyone not use to climbing over large rocks - you will need to pull yourself up on some of the paths.

    Great day.
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    Cumberland, RI
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    1/4/2002
    Purgatory Chasm is great place to check out. It is located off of rte.146 in Sutton MA. The chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between granite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Rock climbing is allowed with a permit that you can get at the park headquarters. The picnic area can get crouded in the summer but the trails are never too crowded.
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    Trail Information

    Sutton
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    2.25
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    1.5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation and Resources, tinyurl.com/purgchasmreservation 617-626-1250
    Local Contacts
    Posted near the parking lot and available at visitor center
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