Lake Whittemore

Last Updated: 3/2018

       Spencer’s only natural lake, borders the north end of Luther Hill Park. The Town Beach is accessed through the park, where there are lifeguards and swimming lessons in the summer. There is no public boat access, but fishing is permitted from along the shore.

         This park is a 14‐acre recreational area with a pine grove, public beach, picnic tables, play ground, skateboard park, and disc golf course (donated and installed by the Spencer Lions Club). Named for judge, businessman, and civic leader Luther Hill, who donated the land to the town in 1888, the park is located at the end of Park Street off of Route 9. Parking fees apply during the summer months.  Swimming is not allowed.

Spencer wants to reopen Luther Hill Park, offer swimming lessons!   The park has been closed for about four years because of budget cuts. Wednesday night, the Board of Selectmen and the Parks and Recreation Commission discussed reopening it.  
      “We need to make sure we can maintain what’s open now before we open another park,” said Selectman Gary Woodbury. “We need to figure out how do we rebuild the park budget.”

Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Total Distance:       1.4 miles
Nearest Address:  
 Luther Hill Park, Spencer, MA 01562
Position: 42-15.18 N 71-59.08 W
 USGS Map: Worcester North, MA
Near Town Beach in Luther Hill Park
Physical Features:
  • Area:                  52.2 acres
  • Max depth:             feet
  • Average Depth:      feet
  • Transparency:        feet
  • Terrain Type:  Homes 90% of shoreline, Town Park.
Fish Population
  • Last survey - Unknown

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 13.3 miles, 18 minutes):
From Exit 9 Sturbridge of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
  1. At the end of the ramp head southwest on I-84.
  2. At mile 0.9, take exit 3A to merge onto Route 20 East/Charlton Road toward Charlton.
  3. At mile 3.3, at stop light, turn left onto Route 49 North.
  4. At mile 10.9, turn right onto Route 9 East Main Street.
  5. At mile 12.9, turn left onto Lake Street.
  6. At mile 13.0, turn right onto Luther Hill Park.
  7. Follow the park road to the beach area.

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