Friday, March 8, 2013

A hike through Purgatory Chasm....Not as scary as you would think!

View of "Fat Mans Misery" If you are thin enough you might be able to fit through it

For those that aren't familar, Purgatory Chasm is a state park located in Sutton, Massachusetts. It's famous for it's 70ft deep chasm of granite bedrock.  There is about two miles of hiking trails and with a special permit you are allowed to rock climb. The best part of this natural wonder is that it is completely FREE!!
This is also a great place to take the family. There is a picnic area with grills, a playground and the famous sliding rock where kids love to slide down. The park is open year round with ample area to go snow shoeing during the winter. However, hiking is closed during the winter because of ice hazards.
Sliding Rock at Purgatory Chasm
There are many trails that very in difficulty. Just bring a hiking buddy and good shoes and you should be all set. Map of the trails is available here