5 Lakes in the Worcester Area for Kids to Splash In!

Check out these five Worcester hotspots where your kids can cool off

By Noelle Monaghan - Worcester Macaroni KID Publisher May 14, 2022

We are lucky to have so many great lakes in the Worcester region where kids can splash and play -- and you can feel good about social distancing. 

Here are five of my family's favorite lakes in the Worcester area to visit. Don't see your family's favorite Worcester pond here? Drop me a note at and I'll add it to our list!

Put on a swimsuit, bring shoes good for shore walking, and don't forget snacks and sunscreen before heading out to any of these Worcester lakes! And remember, always watch your kids in water — no matter how shallow it is! Please check the location for closures before heading out.

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Coes Pond at 72 Coes Street, Worcester

Coes Pond offers a bathhouse, swimming area and sandy beach, and is perfect for family outdoor activities. The beach is located on the western side of Coes Reservoir and serves as the headwaters of the Blackstone River. During the summer months, visitors can rent kayaks, paddle boats and paddle boards. Coes Reservoir is annually stocked with trout and is a favorite fishing spot among the locals. Non-motorized watercraft is allowed and informal launch sites are available at the John Binienda Memorial Beach and at the end of Circuit Avenue North. Click here for a map.

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Indian Lake at 34 Sherburne Avenue, Worcester

Indian Lake offers a major recreation area and includes such activities as sailing, swimming, fishing and tennis. Click here for a map. 

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Lake Park at Quinsigamond State Park (10 N Lake Ave, Worcester)

Lake Park offers a number of recreational opportunities including a picnic area, swimming beach and tennis courts.  They are open from sunrise to sunset.  Daily parking fees are: MA resident  $8, Non-MA resident  $30. Click here for a map.

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Lake Char­gogg­a­gogg­man­chaugg­a­gogg­chau­bun­a­gung­a­maugg at Webster Lake (10 Memorial Beach Dr, Webster)

Webster Lake is Massachusetts largest natural lake and offers swimming, boating, kayaking, two boat ramps which are open to the public and more! Webster Lake offers an extremely diverse fishery with Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, trout, and an assortment of panfish. Trout fishing is very popular in the spring which gives way to bass and pan fish fishing in the summer. It is said that the name means "lake divided by islands."  Click here for a map.  Details about parking, bathrooms and recreation fees are here

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Sunset Beach in Shrewsbury (64 Old Faith Rd, Shrewsbury)

Sunset Beach offers patrons the opportunity to jump off 20 foot towers, non-motorized boat rentals if you want to explore some more of the lake and tube rentals. Sunset Beach is closed for swimming, beach grounds, picnicking, kayak, canoe, and paddle boat rentals, due to COVID-19 limitations. Call for more information: (508)-753-9206

Check our Top 5 Playgrounds and Parks in Greater Worcester for more ideas for Worcester fun!


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