Date Of Visit: December 26, 2016
Location: Central Tree Rd, Rutland, MA (I can give you the exact address if you are planning on visiting) (about half an hour northwest of Worcester, MA and 1 hour west of Boston, MA)
Hours: Everyday, 24 hours a day
Parking: You can park on the side of street or park at one of the farms or stables on the road and walk over to it
Handicapped Accessible: Ye
Dog Friendly: Yes
Highlight: A maple tree planted at the geographical center of the state of MA
This may look like any ordinary tree, an ordinary maple tree to be exact. But, it is actually a very special tree.
The tree located on appropriately named Central Tree Rd is the marker for the exact geographical center of the state of Massachusetts.
Previously, an Elm tree stood there but it died of Dutch Elm disease around 1969. The red maple tree was planted as a replacement.
A small wooden fence with a sign on it marks the center of the state.
I’m sure the residents love all the attention.