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Old 04-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Western massahussetts

Anyone know any spots around these parts to safely boondock ?

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Old 04-20-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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There is a problem in all the northeast, all the land is "owned". There is very little park and federally owned land outside of New York (don't go there with or without a gun) and Maine. I used to do a lot of camping before I left the area. There were places I could drag a bicycle into the woods and tent camp, but even that was tense at times. I hope someone comes along with good ideas, because mine would be leave MA.


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Old 04-21-2013, 01:24 PM   #3
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This wasnt the plan.I need to be around as my mother is living her last days.Im heading west when it happens and .not western ma,Az,CO,CA,WA,OR and beyond.now I need to hang out here,an hour away from Boston.i hit a few walmarts for the nite and 2 campgrounds to see if everything works.Not worth the money but not bad places.Must be somewhere to hang.Anybody?
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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An hour away from Boston? Sounds like Worcester County to me. There is the Pilot in Sturbridge. There is also the Sturbridge Mobil Station on old US-15 next to the Sbarro's and Roy Rogers. Just ask first. Not usually a problem unless the local cops are enforcing the no overnight parking ban. They usually don't unless there is a problem.

btw, they do enforce the overnight parking ban at the Sturbridge Walmart.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:41 AM   #5
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Check with the local hospitals. Although they're not publicizing it they will usually allow you to park a night or two in their lot.

A friend did this after a family member had a bad car wreck, the staff even let him shower in the hospital.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:49 AM   #6
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The Appalachian Trail goes through western MA. There are a few places where people park to access the trail. Some that come to mind include S. Egremont, Cheshire and North Adams. People leave cars there overnight to hike the trail. If there is enough room for a large RV I don't see why you cant park at some of these places.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:02 PM   #7
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Normandy Farms Campground is in Foxboro MA with access to Commuter Rail into Boston if needed. http://www.normandyfarms.com/rates.htm . Also Circle CG Campground in Bellingham MA with Commuter Rail as well. Both are along RT 495 . http://circlecgfarm.com/ . I'm about 15 minutes from both of them & stayed at Circle CG last weekend on my shakedown cruise.

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