Introduction to Winchendon, Massachusetts
A small town in north-central Massachusetts, Winchendon was originally home to the Pennacook Indians, and later inhabited by the Nipmuck tribe. Popularly referred to as Toy Town, Winchendon was an early producer of shingles and woodworking machinery.
Winchendon and Nearby Attractions
- Lake Dennison Recreation Area
- Erving State Forest
- Salisbury Mansion
- Shirley Historical Society Museum
- Whitney House Museum
Things To Do In Winchendon
The richly documented Salisbury Mansion is an important historical site. The Shirley Historical Society Museum displays many artifacts related to the history of Winchendon. The Erving State Forest, offers recreational activities such as camping, hiking and mountain biking. Lake Dennison Recreation Area offers a beach that is ideal for swimming. Archival documents, photographs, and other interesting artifacts are housed at the Whitney House Museum.
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is a major airport nearby.
Winchendon Higher Education
Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College, and Keene State College are colleges located nearby.