Leisure Activity

Lake Mattawa

Lake Mattawa is a popular swimming, boating and fishing spot on Holtshire Road. The lake is stocked with trout and salmon and has a beach and a boat ramp. The public Lake Mattawa Beach is on the Corner of Holtshire Road and Beach Lane, and is a common spot for residents and visitors to enjoy a day of recreation in the warmer months.  

Millers River

Orange has a beautiful River Front Park with a boat launch on to the Millers River at 25 East River Street. There is a park and parking lot for visitors and residents to visit, take in scenic views, and unload to launch onto the river. Visitors come from all over to enjoy kayaking and canoeing on the Millers River. Their is currently a canoe and kayak renting company at the boat dock for residents and visitors to rent and enjoy the beautiful Millers River. Many canoe races are held on the river, as well as the Annual River Rat race which takes place in the month of April and travels from a launch in Athol, MA and ends at the Orange River Front.

Butterfield Park

Butterfield Park, located on East River Street, is a wonderful open plain for community entertainment and leisure. It houses a large community gazebo commonly used as a bandstand for local events. Butterfield Park has a playground for children, tennis courts, basket ball courts, a baseball/softball field, and an open area for events and picnicking.

Tully Mountain

Tully Mountain, 1,163 ft, is a prominent, steep-sided monadnock located in north central Massachusetts in the town of Orange. It is part of the Tully Mountain Wilderness Management Area. Tully Mountain is located in Orange, Massachusetts on Mountain Rd and is a moderate 1.1-mile out-and-back hike that features beautiful vistas from Tully Mountain. The summit is a beautiful eastern facing rocky outcrop. From here you can get a breathtaking view of Mt Monadnock, 16 miles north, and to the southeast, 22 miles away, lies Mt Wachusett. Below you are able to see the parking lot and easily hear voices as if they were much closer. Due east lies Tully Lake and Jacobs Hill. Parking is available at the end of Mountain Road at the coordinates provided. Parking is free.

Hiking Trails

Along with Tully Mountain, Orange offers a variety of hiking trails, and is located near several communities that boast their own trails and mountains. Local Trail Maps are available at local businesses located in the center of Orange.

Peace Statue

The Peace Statue is a nationally known statue in Orange Memorial Park on South Main Street. It depicts a veteran soldier from World War I explaining to a child the futility of war. The 12-foot statue, sculpted by Joseph Pollia of New York, was unveiled in 1934. It is dedicated to the residents of Orange who served in the war. A bronze plaque at the base reads: "It Shall Not Be Again."

Historical Society

Orange Historical Society, located at 41 North Main Street, is housed in a Victorian home and is furnished in that period. Included are a special children's room, military room and alumni room. Barn exhibits include a fire pumper, steam automobile (circa 1904) made in Orange by the Grout brothers and other industrial items. Open Sunday and Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. Call 978-544-6286 for further information.

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