Parks: What and Where?
The Town of Windsor has several great places to visit - for families with children, people looking for some wooded solitude and beauty, and for those hoping to have some outdoor fun.
Windsor Town Park
The 5-acre park is located approximately 1/2 mile up Peru Rd on the left. It has a ball field, covered pavilion with picnic tables, a playground, and parking. It is open to all town residents. Summer activities include pick-up games and outdoor movies.
The park is available for rental. Contact the Town Clerk for details.
Notchview Cross-Country Skiing and Hiking
The Trustees of Reservations (a private, not-for-profit land trust in the State of Massachusetts) maintains Notchview, an incredible protected 3,000 acre woodland that is available year round for hiking, and in the winter maintains an incredible network of cross-country ski trails. Winter ski passes are available sale at the visitor center, but if you tell them you are a resident of windsor, you can ski for free.
Windsor State Forest - Swimming and the Windsor "Jambs"
We are lucky enough to be the home of one of the Windsor State Forest. It is about 1,200 acres and the recreation area is in the middle of a significant renovation that is expected to open Summer 2021 for swimming in the dammed Westfield River with day use. The Windsor "Jambs" is an incredible deep fissure in the rocks with cold rough and exciting water. There is a parking lot at the top and a trail down the side with some incredible views. At the bottom of the trail (about 1/4 mile or so), the water levels out and there are some good rocks for wading and relaxing in the shade.
In the far north east corner of Windsor - accessible only by going out of Windsor to Savoy is a beautiful pond. About 50 acres, it is mostly accessible only through private land - but the large ramp is public access and available for swimming and boating.
Eugene Moran Wildlife Management Area
Mass Audobon manages this beautiful 1,462 acre Wildlife Management Area. Previously a dairy farm, it is now a prime destination for birding and nature walks.