While there aren’t any traditional hot springs for soaking in Massachusetts, there is a warm mineral spring. This seasonal New England spring is located in the northeast corner of the state, putting you close to New York and Vermont. In addition, there are a few cooler natural springs located in Mass.
The Sand Springs Pool and Recreation Center, located in Williamstown, Massachusetts is one of the oldest natural spas in North America. Ushering in guests for the past 250 years, this spring is regarded as one of the most popular healing locations in the Northeast. Every minute, four-hundred gallons of water are replenished from the underground …
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There’s only one option here, located in Williamstown. The Sand Springs Pool stays a comfortable 72 degrees Fahrenheit and is only open during the late spring into early fall. It’s popular for families and visitors looking to beat the summer heat.
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Massachusetts is known for a lot of things: clam chowder, the pilgrims, Harvard, but not for being a den of hot springs. However, there are some natural springs in the state that are certainly worth a visit. Like most monuments in this state, they have a lot of historical significance.
Sand Springs Pool
In Williamstown there’s a spring-fed pool modernized for today’s family. However, there’s nothing modern about the water itself. It is believed the indigenous people who first settled the land thought the spring had curative and restorative properties.
Later residents of the area carried on this tradition, sometimes even bottling the water so they could take the therapeutic properties with them. The water in the Sand Springs Pool stays around 72 degrees.
While they aren’t hot springs, there are spots in the bay state with mineral water springs. These include Bowers Springs, where the only people allowed to swim in the water are the summer campers who play along its shores during the hot months, Spring Pond near Salem, and the Lithia Springs Reservoir.
If you’re planning a trip to Massachusetts in the summer, make sure to spend a day at Sand Springs Pool or hike along the trails that encircle the other natural springs. While it’s not a hub of hot springs like Nevada, Oregon, or Montana there is still the opportunity for a refreshing, therapeutic dip.