Sutton Massachusetts Photos and Trivia

Purgatory Chasm

Sutton, Massachusetts

Sutton is south of Worcester - it's right on Route 146 as one drives from Worcester to Providence. It's known for Purgatory Chasm, the Pleasant Valley Golf Course (used to be on the PGA tour), and a number of local shops like Eaton Farms candy and Vaillancourt Folk Art. There are farms and a lovely gazebo on the town center.

Sutton got a grant to be founded in 1704 and now has just under 9,000 residents. It has three main ponds - Lake Singletary, Lake Manchaug, and Manchaug Pond. The Purgatory Chasm forest complex is great for hiking and exploring.

There are thousands of photos of the Chasm, the lakes, and much more at

There is a Sutton Mass Mystery Series which is set in Sutton.

One fun place to visit in Sutton is Enchanted Passage! This is a beautiful children's bookstore with themed rooms. Here's more information about Enchanted Passage:

Enchanted Passage

Sutton Trivia

A few of the villages in Sutton include Manchaug and Wilkinsonville.

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Let me know if you have any other notes, photos, or trivia to add for Sutton! All photos here were taken by me, Lisa Shea.

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