Cedar Pond is located toward the north-central section of Sturbridge. There are several ways to access the lake. The Sturbridge Host Hotel on Route 20 is sited on the lake. The lake's area is about 183 acres, and its maximum depth is approximately 14 feet. There is access to a small beach if you are a guest of the hotel or are eating at one of its restaurants. Enjoy a sunset meal at the Oxhead Tavern's patio, then dip your feet in the lake (before or after dancing to live music). View of Cedar Lake from the Sturbridge Host Hotel Property
For fishing on Cedar Pond, there is a small area on the west side of the pond that provides an excellent place to park and drop in a line. Take Burgess School Road off of Route 20, near the Information Center. The fishing spot is on the right.
The town's recreational beach is located at the north end of Cedar Pond. Take Route 20 to Cedar Street. Go past the entrance for Burgess Elementary School, and turn right at Cedar Pond Drive. During the summer, the town offers a recreational summer camp that includes swim lessons, tennis lessons, games, and so on. Contact the town's recreation office at (508) 347-2506 for more information about the camp.