Sutton Massachusetts
Purgatory Chasm. The Sutton Forest.
Lake Singletary and Manchaug Pond. The Blackstone River.
Come see what Sutton has to offer! is personally run by Lisa Shea, who has been a Sutton resident for over twenty years. She initially created this site in 2001 to hold research on Sutton's genealogy and history - two of her passions. She added in thousands of photos. Over time the site has expanded to include over 10,000 pages and photos exploring the beauty which is Sutton, Massachusetts.

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Autumn Foliage - September 24 2022 - 9/25/2022 12:30:37 PM

Happy first week of autumn from Foliage Central here in central Massachusetts :).

I used to do photo sets every week to show the progression of leaves. You can find those photo libraries right here on this website.

This year I decided to create video drive-arounds instead.

This drive was done on September 24, 2022, at the beginning of the fall leaf turning period. We began in Millbury, behind the Blackstone Mall. We went past Lake Singletary and the Merrill Pond area, then down past Manchaug Pond and Stevens Pond. Next we drove up past Tuckers Pond to Central Turnpike. We took Central Turnpike west out to Oxford, then turned around and came east past 146. We wanted to showcase a nice range of areas of Sutton for this early fall exploration.

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Experience Sutton's Beauty

Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Purgatory Chasm

Purgatory Chasm

Make sure you wear hiking shoes if you're heading into the chasm! This glacial cleft can reach depths of over 80 feet and has jagged rocks. Be safe!

Purgatory Chasm Photos

Singletary Lake

Singletary Lake

Singletary Lake is shared by Sutton and Millbury. The lovely lake provides a town beach, a public boat ramp, and stunning beauty. Perfect for kayaks and canoes.

Singletary Lake Photos

Manchaug Pond

Manchaug Pond

Manchaug is smaller than Singletary. It hosts several campgrounds, plus a public boat ramp means wonderful access.

Manchaug Pond Photos

Blackstone River

Blackstone River

The Blackstone River provided power for our mills. Be sure to visit Tricentennial Park and the Singing Falls.

Blackstone River Photos

Lakes, Rivers, and Forests

Whether you like to kayak or hike, golf or birdwatch, come on by!

Lake Singletary
330 acres of water-based fun. Sutton also has a town beach on the lake.

Manchaug Pond
A beautiful 344 acres including several campgrounds and a public boat ramp.

Blackstone River
Stretches from Worcester down through Providence

Purgatory Chasm
A stunning landscape carved out by glaciers, and featured in The Sea of Trees.

Sutton Forest
Twisting nature trails enjoyed by birders and mountain bikers alike.

Merril Pond
This state reservation was once part of a fish hatchery program.

Blackstone Valley National
Beautiful golf course with a patio restaurant

Pleasant Valley Golf
Private; was once a stop on the PGA and LPGA tours.

Green Living
Whatever you choose to do in Sutton, keep it green! We are a Tree City!