All About Fitchburg, MA
The area where Fitchburg now stands was once occupied by the Nipmuc tribe. The first European settlers arrived in 1730, and the town was officially set apart from Lunenberg and incorporated in 1764, and it got its name from John Fitch, who was on the committee that secured incorporation.
Situated on top of both the Nashua River and a railroad line, Fitchburg was an industrial center in the 19th century. Large mills originally operated by water power produced machines, tools, paper, clothing, and firearms. Much of the beautiful Victorian architecture from the time period remains — a relic of the mill town prosperity of the late 1800s. A few great examples of it are the Fay Club, the North Worcester County Courthouse, and the Bullock House.
Watkin Dental Associates in Fitchburg, MA
We love serving the people of Fitchburg and helping them achieve their healthy smile goals. Whether that means essential preventative dentistry through regular cleaning appointments, something more advanced like dental implants, or even cosmetic treatments like veneers to give your smile a pearly white gleam, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Check this map if you need directions to our practice.
Experience What Fitchburg Has to Offer!
The whole family will have a blast at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park. There’s a wave pool, a lazy river, a four-story splash pad treehouse, areas for little kids, and several great rides of both the tube and tubeless variety. You can enjoy all the fun of a water park without worrying about sunscreen or getting rained out because it’s all indoors! Crowds never get too crazy because access is limited to guests of the lodge.
If the indoors is the opposite of what you’re looking for, Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to visit and experience beautiful nature trails in an old-growth forest right in the middle of the city. You might see deer, foxes, owls, woodpeckers, and maybe even a bear, and the scenery is breathtaking. Just make sure to do your part to keep the area pristine by taking out everything you bring in.
If you’d rather be inside and stay dry, check out the Fitchburg Art Museum! It’s been around since 1925 and is a real local hidden gem. There’s an excellent Egypt exhibit and African/Oceanic art exhibits. There are opportunities to meet the artists behind some of the modern pieces, and guided tours provide great insight into artists’ creative processes and ideas.