Only a short drive from Massachusetts’ (and New England’s unofficial) capital of Boston, Worcester has a name that is impossible for anyone outside of New England to pronounce on the first try (Woost'-er) and can be occasionally overlooked by wandering travelers.
Don’t miss out on the best of central Massachusetts though; Worcester is home to world-class art museums, amazing restaurants, and some of the best shopping in the state. Additionally, when you book an RV in Worcester, you can actually navigate the streets, unlike the narrow passageways of Boston, which are hard to traverse with anything wider than a bicycle.
The Great Outdoors
One of the best things about the city of Worcester is its easy access to the outdoors. Instead of driving an hour or so to extricate yourself from the bustling city, when you choose a motorhome rental in Worcester, you’ll have easy access to the trails just minutes from the downtown area. Elm Park is on the city's western edge and is one of the better green spaces in the area. It has about a mile of trails circling Lincoln Pond and is a popular place for bird watching.
Near Douglas is the Midstate Trail, which, as the name suggests, runs for almost 100 miles from the border of Rhode Island to New Hampshire, where it meets up with the Wapack Trail to bisect the state. Along the way, it summits Wachusett Mountain (a popular ski hill) and Mount Watatic and also visits several historical sites representative of the colonial era. Worcester sits near the middle of the trail’s route but can be accessed near Moore State Park.
Many of the lakes surrounding Worcester serve as drinking water for cities in eastern Massachusetts and aren’t open for water sports, but Indian Lake on the north side of the city is an exception to this rule. To access it, head to Shore Park on the north end which has a boat ramp and beautiful sandy beach to lounge on.
When you book an RV rental in Worcester, MA, one of the closest campground spots is Pine Acres Family Camping Resort near Oakham. You’ll find full hookups for your travel trailer rental from Worcester, along with an arcade, playground, mini-golf course, splash pool, peddle karts, and even a pet wash station. There are so many amenities at this park that you won’t have enough time to enjoy all that they have to offer.
Lake Dean Campground is not far from Pine Acres and offers a more rustic camping experience on the shore of a picturesque lake. There are a few amenities on site; however, the main draw is simply sitting by a roaring campfire, listening to the sounds of nature and the water lapping at the lake’s shore.
A bit farther away, on the other side of the I-90, is Sturbridge RV Resort, which could be a good option if your travel plans involve attractions in western Massachusetts and Connecticut. This park offers full hookups, laundry facilities, a swimming pool, showers, and some of the best access to the interstate.
Camping with the Worcester RV rental in a Walmart parking lot could be an option too, though many of the stores in Massachusetts do not permit it. Prior to settling in for the night, be sure to confirm availability with store management.
Exploring the City
When you book a travel trailer rental in Worcester, MA, you’ll have access to several world-class museums like the Worcester Art Museum, which houses works from artists like Claude Monet. Mechanics Hall plays hosts to some of the best classical music performances in the area with acclaimed artists like Yo-Yo Ma. There’s also the American Antiquarian Museum, a national research library with a treasure trove of fascinating art pieces and documents from America’s colonial period.
There are some other attractions to enjoy in Worcester too. The city also has some of the best shopping in the state, with the Greendale Mall on its northern end and a number of small shopping centers on its outskirts. Whether you’ll looking for cheap deals or high-end products, you’re sure to find it somewhere in the Worcester area.
Worcester has its own minor league hockey (Railers and Blades), baseball (Bravehearts), and football (Wildcats) teams, and you can experience a game or two when you rent an RV here. Enjoying an exciting event with the family is the perfect way to spend the afternoon or evening without breaking the bank when you have a campervan rental from Worcester.
Worcester, MA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
There are many popular rentals in Worcester. Outdoorsy's Worcester RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.