Mt. Hitchcock Spring, Wales, MA


Posted: July 16, 2009

Category: Massachusetts, North America, United States, View All

Monson Rd.
Wales, MA 01081
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This spring is on the southern boundary of Brimfield State Forest. Cold, crystal clear water from white PVC. Clearly visable from the road. Very secluded, quiet area with miles of hiking nearby.

Nearest Address

Post Office on Monson Rd. in Wales, Ma.

Directions from Nearest Address

From Wales, Ma. Turn onto Monson Road at the Post Office and go 1/2 mile to McBride Rd. Bear right at the fork. Bear right at the next fork, which is Mt. Hitchcock Rd. The spring is 3/4 mile on the right side of the road.

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Intermittent
  • TDS: 35
  • Temp: 51 F
  • pH: 6.8

Hours Spring is Open:




Map Link: Mt. Hitchcock Spring

Submitted by: NewDawn, technoshaman

  1. vizao says:

    Thank you very much for posting this spring, it is much closer to home!

  2. Technoshaman says:

    I took water from this spring a few weeks ago. My readings were a TDS of 35..and the Ph was 6.8

    Very good tasting water. I may send a sample for tseting.

  3. technoshaman says:

    Update: 10/8/09

    Spring is DRY.

    no water coming out of the white PVC pipe.

    It could be that this is a seasonal or random flowing spring.

  4. wilderness says:

    Where do you typically send samples for testing (that is affordable within reason)?

  5. NewDawn says:

    Spring is running hard and fast, just like I live !
    46.8 F 6.69 Ph 12 PPM

  6. NewDawn says:

    Spring is running hard and fast, just like I live !
    46.8 F 6.69 Ph 12 PPM

  7. wilderness says:

    Thanks for the tip. I had fine spring water for the holidays

  8. wilderness says:

    Is anyone interested in sharing the cost for testing this spring?
    NTL Labs is a great resource that tests everything.
    Here is a sample test report:

    The total cost for this is $177.95. If we could get 4 or 5 users (or more) of the spring to pitch in, it would be great, and we could have a highly confident source of supply.
    What do you think?

  9. IcewaLter says:

    I like the fairly ferrel fellow posing there New Dawn. I was there last week, I got an identical picture minus the dog. I would have missed it if someone was not gathering from it just as I approached. Between this and Healing Springs, I got to pick my Healing waters but this is still a great find and interesting area. Antique shops everywhere!! And you got to make the trip to Cooper Springs Maine. Go from star power to Super Nova Style!!

  10. NewDawn says:

    I'll certainly make up to Cooper Spring this summer. Sounds amazing!
    A gift for you – a treasure hunt of sorts. When in Monson, find High Street. Go up the hill until you pass the seepage spring I posted ( 64 High St.). Continue another 200 feet and you'll see a car pull-off (also on your left), walk down the path and partake.

  11. IcewaLter says:

    NewDawn, I just saw your post. I love a treasure hunt! I will take you up on that soon. And I have been to MT HITCHCOCK SPRINGS several times now and got TDS readings no higher 7. And for those who don't know there is nice rock slab to rest your containers on while refilling not shown in the picture above. Cheers!

  12. IcewaLter says:

    this spring was dry 2 weeks ago. I stopped by Healing Spring the same day which had a good flow still. FYI.

  13. kingsteve says:

    4/21/12               I was at this spring today and it was flowing. It was just a moderate flow… It is definitely in a secluded place but the directions listed are impossible to screw up! Good, cold water.

  14. videophreak90 says:

    No flow as of beginning of August 2012

  15. Daniel says:

    The spring was flowing today, but it was very slow. TDS was about 30 and it was cold. Just not a lot of water coming out of the pipe. The true blessing spring is not far from here, if you have a car, and it was flowing like a river.

  16. breatheasy says:

    The spring was dry as of today, Oct 29, 2015. Hoping it will return!

  17. Kim says:

    Any updates to this spring? The last post was in 2014.

  18. Joshua Johns says:

    As of 2/16/20 this spring is dried up!

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