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Zip Trip Goes to Charlton


The Zip Trip will be on the Town Green at 37 Main St in Charlton.

Some History:

The town was first settled in 1735. It was established as a District, separated from Oxford, and incorporated as a town in 1775. During the 1800’s, farming was a major occupation in Charlton, and nearly every family in town had farm animals.

The Charlton Historical Commission erected a sign at the site of the Town Pound, dating back to 1837 at the location where stray animals were taken and held until they were redeemed by their owners for a fee. Many historic buildings and rustic farmhouses still line the winding back roads of Charlton. And a little piece of trivia: among the historic markers in the beautiful Bay Path Cemetery located near the center of town, you’ll also find the resting place of the legendary trainer of grizzly bears, John “Grizzly” Adams.

Home Prices:

Over the last twelve months there were just over 100 single family homes sold for an average selling price of $277,750.

There were a whopping 4 Condo’s sold in the last year for an average selling price of $95,233.

Finally there were a total of 2 multi families sold in the last year for an average of $209,000.

What Makes Charlton a Great Town to Live In?

There is something about driving around the town of Charlton that makes you feel at home, less rushed, and free to enjoy all that nature has to offer.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love Buffumville Lake & Park for year-round recreation. Fishing and boating are also available, and the park has a 300-foot-long beach with an enclosed swimming area, a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and picnic areas. A seven-mile Lake Shore Trail begins at the beach and goes around Buffumville Lake. There’s also a 27-hole disc-golf course to enjoy.

Glen Echo lake is another gorgeous location in Charlton. The 116 acre freshwater lake is used by residents for fishing, swimming, and water skiing.

One of your first stops will likely be Ronnie’s Seafood. Ask anyone in town, and they’ll likely send you straight there for some of the freshest and tastiest seafood in New England.

The Town of Charlton’s school system is part of the larger Dudley-Charlton Regional School District (DCRSD), which encompasses 7 schools in Charlton and Dudley. Charlton Elementary, Charlton Middle, and Shepherd Hill Regional High School are all located in Charlton. The town is also home to Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School. Bay Path is in the Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational Technical District.

Everyone in Charlton and the surrounding towns of Southbridge, Dudley, etc. looks forward to Old Home Days, an event held in Charlton on Labor Day weekend at the end of each summer.

Established in 1897, Old Home Days is an annual reminder about the importance of a spirit of community. The day is filled with exciting entertainment, traditional events, and unique opportunities to explore what Charlton is all about!

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