Information on Sturbridge Ma. Real
Sturbridge is a very nice New England town located 20 miles west of Worcester, 30 miles from Springfield and 45 miles from Hartford Ct. Sturbridge may be further from Worcester than other towns, but the intersecting highways makes commuting very easy to and from Worcester. Routes 20, 90 and 84 pass directly through the town of Sturbridge. As a town, Sturbridge has retained its quaintness, and has several things to boast about; these include great roads, rural open spaces, and ample industry.
The historic Old Sturbridge Village, a working re-creation of life in the 18th and 19th centuries, has been offering guided tours for years. It is nationally known as an opportunity to learn more about that time period in history.
The town was incorporated in 1738, and started as a small farming community which includes the village of Fiskdale. The area is well known as an antique mecca. Brimfield has an annual antique show that is widely attended. The Publick House Restaurant and Inn is located in town. It is a famous period restaurant with roots dating back to 1771 when it was named the Elms Inn. The restaurant offers very good food and is exceptionally nice to visit during the Christmas holidays.
Cedar Lake is host to the towns local beach which is located at the north end of the pond. During the summer the town offers a summer camp that includes swimming and tennis lessons. The Cedar Lake Association is active in protecting and preserving the lake.
The East Brimfield Dam is located in Sturbridge, and is a nice place to visit, and enjoy the scenic beauty of the area. Local wildlife is fairly diverse, and an active hunting season is allowed seasonally. The dam is located on the Quinebaug River. It was designed to reduce flooding along the Quinebaug and Thames rivers. The East Brimfield Lake is a very nice recreational lake that the dam created, and is used for fishing, swimming, boating and picnicking.
The town supports various public schools, and belongs to the Tantasqua Regional School District. It shares that with Brimfield, Brookfield, Holland, and Wales.