Hike at Purgatory Chasm

 

Next Saturday's forecast looks promising!  

I made the hike a two hour event, but if you can't join us for the entire time, please don't let that stop you.  This is a really special place. 

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           About Purgatory Chasm, from the website:

"A unique natural landmark, Purgatory Chasm runs for a quarter of a mile between granite walls rising as high as 70 feet. Popular with picnickers and rock-climbers alike, the Chasm is believed to have its origin in the sudden release of dammed-up glacial meltwater near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago.

Trails lead to a wide variety of rock formations, with such romantic names as The Corn Crib, The Coffin, The Pulpit, Lovers' Leap and Fat Man's Misery.

An adventurous playground, equipped with a play structure, swings and a merry-go-round, is now located near the visitor center.

Please be aware chasm rocks and slopes are slippery and deceiving. Wear rubber soled shoes or hiking boots. Please stay away from the edges of the chasm. It is not recommended to hike the chasm after or during inclement weather due to extremely slippery rocks.

Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be leashed at all times."

Purgatory Chasm address: 198 Purgatory Rd, Sutton, MA

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  • christopher r.

    Well Pam at least you got an up-close view of bear and deer poop at the museum. Or was that refried beans and raisins? And I survived the Fat Man! A tight squeeze but no spasm at the chasm.

    November 13, 2012

  • Pamela D.

    Fun bumping into Chris and co. Unfortunately I missed the rest of you b/c we didn't arrive til 1 and then my daughter wanted to slide down the big rock at the parking area 67 times. Looking forward to the next attempt!

    November 11, 2012

  • Jed

    Fun hike at a unique place!

    November 11, 2012

  • Vedrana

    The rocks were fun!

    November 11, 2012

  • Victoria M.

    Loved the work out.

    November 10, 2012

  • Steve

    I'm very glad I went. it was nice to meet some new people.I hope we can do it again soon well as soon as the weather is warm again

    November 10, 2012

  • Pamela D.

    We haven't even left the house yet...had a little emergency with the Vitamix blender--d'oh! Might show up late and see if I can find any of you peeps! Good luck with your spasms, Chris!

    November 10, 2012

  • julie

    My son and I used to go here, it is fantastic. There are also small caves and tunnels you can squirm through.

    1 · November 10, 2012

  • Steve

    I am still a maybe.

    November 9, 2012

  • Pamela D.

    Kathryn, if you're going then I'll be more apt to attend--I have a five-year-old who would have more fun if there are other kids attending!

    November 6, 2012

  • Steve

    Still planning to do this. My only concern is a possibly busted big toe. Darn that 3/4" plywood! I also have to be done no later than about 3. Sounds doable?

    November 5, 2012

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