Warwick

Warwick is situated on 37.6 square miles and is bordered by Winchester and Richmond, New Hampshire, to the north, Royalston (in Worcester County) to the east, Orange to the south and southeast, Erving to the southwest, and Northfield to the west. The town is dominated by Mount Grace, which is located in the center of town and has a network of hiking and cross-country ski trails. It has a population of approximately 780.

Attractions

Mount Grace State Forest, on route 78 near the New Hampshire border, this 1,689-acre forest includes a picnic area, table and fireplaces. There are streams for fishing and trails for hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Hunting is also allowed. The summit of Mt. Grace rises to an elevation of 1,617 feet, making it the second-highest peak in Massachusetts east of the Connecticut River. A trail beginning on the west side of the mount, near the administration building, provides a 1 1/2 hour hike to the top. A fire observation tower is atop the summit. Call 978-544-3939 for further information.

Warwick State Forest, on Route 78 and Athol Road, features Sheomet Lake, which is a 31-acre trout-stocked lake also known as Clubhouse Pond. Motor boats are not allowed.  (978) 544-3939

Indian Cave, is a rock formation located north of Stevens Swamp and south of the Old South Road to Northfield. There is no longer a tunnel, as the rock ledge has collaspsed, but there is still a good-sized cave there.

Wawbeek Rock, is a huge glacial boulder at the side of Hastings Pond Road, behind the fire station at the south end of Warwick Common. "Wawbeek" is the Algonquin Indian name for "big rock." It was dedicated in 1916 as a monument to God's work on earth, and bears a carved inscription from the Bible. "In the beginning - God."

Warwick Historical Society, in Warwick Center next to Town Hall, has a collection that includes picture albums, furniture, costumes, relics from local industry such as glass and boot factories, civil war mementos and papers, a Revoluntionary War musket and two town hearses. Open Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., July and August, or by appointment. Call Lawrence Cary (978) 544-7545 or Ed Lemon (978) 544-7463 for further information.

Old Home Days happen in late August.

Time
Event Information
Location

June 20

Coop Concert

June 20

Live Music on the Patio

June 21

Greenfield Ukelele Players

June 21

Swing Dance

June 22

50th Season - Greenfield Farmers' Market

June 22

Open House at the Kemp-McCarthy Museum

June 27

Coop Concert

June 27

Live Music on the Patio