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crowded on weekends, empty weekdays

We love visiting this lake! During the week, the beach is nearly empty. On weekends, it tends to... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Elyssa M
Love this park for dog walking!

I have been walking my dogs here for 10 years. There a lot of great trails and beautiful nature to... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
Charlton, Massachusetts
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5 Aug 2018
“crowded on weekends, empty weekdays”
21 Jan 2018
“Love this park for dog walking!”
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Old Oxford Road, Charlton, MA
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised they built an actual bathroom that's pretty clean. More tables for barbecuing and maintaining trash on lake and parking lot. Only negative is that the price to enter increased from last year. Not expensive but at least some of the fee was used...More

Thank Corina M
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We love visiting this lake! During the week, the beach is nearly empty. On weekends, it tends to get very crowded very early with people who have zero respect for others- blasting inappropriate music at full volume on a beach with small children is less...More

Thank Elyssa M
Reviewed January 21, 2018

I have been walking my dogs here for 10 years. There a lot of great trails and beautiful nature to be seen here! They have disc golf and boating! I have even seen swans here. Even thought they have recently enforced leashing your dog, its...More

Thank brod507
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We love to kayak at Buffumville Lake! On one end, an island to explore on the other no one!! It's great fun to kayak under the road and see the kids play at the little beach. Lots of fish jumping, too!

2  Thank DianneJ87
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

a well preserved nature lake pond and park. love this bit of nature which is great for a walk and outing with the family. love it early in the am or at dusk. saw the local volunteers doing clean up too. the local residents love...More

Thank k123-foodie
Reviewed February 14, 2017

What a fantastic resource for the town of Charlton to have right here! I have lived in town since the 60's and have come here since the early 70s. It has grown and expanded to be a local spot for family recreation. There is now...More

Thank diane01507
Reviewed January 18, 2017

At the top of the dam, there is a spot where you can see towards the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Many a night I've set up telescopes, binoculars or just the unaided eye to view the heavens.

Thank Astronomer2059
Reviewed October 23, 2016

First time at this location for a hike. We loved it - the trail was well marked and selected the trail near the boat ramp. It was a moderate hike, rolling terrain, trails with tree roots but very scenic with running waters (appears to be...More

Thank nancy2010
Reviewed August 21, 2016

This a nice park with 2 side. One side is a beach for the public and a small fee. There is also camping available. The other side is for boats. There is a boat ramp. It is a quiet lake with little current. It is...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed August 6, 2016

The trails around Buffumville Lake are well marked and easy to navigate. Many people also walk their dogs at the park and most seem to be responsible owners. Some parts of the trail are wooded and away from the main road. I would not walk...More

Thank ethomas1850
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July 12, 2018|
Response from brod507 | Reviewed this property |
Theres a boat launch across the street from the park. No charge t o park and there is plenty of parking. A lot of people boat and kayak at Buffumville
Melinda T
June 30, 2018|
Response from brod507 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I am not sure. I haven't been in a while. My old dog can't walk too far anymore. Last time I drove by, maybe 3 days ago, it was closed and I don't know why. It was raining that day. Also, they occasionally have problems... More