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Great Wolf Lodge opens in New England

Fitchburg - Watch out CoCo Key, there is a new water playground in town. Great Wolf Lodge has opened in Fichburg to the delight of parents across New England. The mega resort houses a 84-degree indoor water park with over 68,000 square feet of water-packed excitement. The Lodge also offers a variety of hotel rooms geared for kids -- but be sure to book early if you want to snag a Saturday night. Rooms are booking up quick.

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But even if you don't like to splash around, Great Wolf has you covered with water-free activities too. The brand new Howlin’ Timbers Play Park offers a multi-level ropes course, mini golf, bowling, and more. MagiQuest is another fun arcade room for kids. Scooops Kid® Spa is a place to unwind, with ice-cream themed manicures and spa services geared for children. Before bed, the whole family can swing by the Grand Lobby for nightly Story Time by the fireplace – the perfect end to the day.

The resort is located about an hour away from the Boston area. If the kids' need a water break, there are other attractions in the area that offer family fun -- including the Fitchburg Art Museum, Stratton Players Theater, Gillette Stadium, Jumptown Skydiving and the Templewood Golf Course. For more information on local attractions, click here.

Directions to Great Wolf:

From Providence, RI
Estimated drive time, 1 hour and 14 minutes
Take RI-146 N toward US-44/Woonsocket/State Offices, continue on MA146 N/Worcester-Providence Turnpike, follow signs for 1-290 E/Shrewsbury/Marlboro and merge onto 1-290 E. Then take exit 19-20 for Burncoat St/I-190 N toward MA-70/Lincoln St/MA-12/Holden/Fitchburg. Rt1-190 N becomes Rt-2 W/George Stanton Hwy. Take exit 28 Rt-31 S toward Princeton/Holden. Turn left on Rt-31 S/Princeton Rd. Turn right onto Great Wolf Drive.

From Boston, MA
Estimated drive time, 1 hour and 13 minutes
Take I-93 N toward Concord NH. Merge onto I-495 S exit 44B toward Lowell. Merge onto Rt-2 W exit 29B toward Leominster. Take exit 28 for MA-31 S, turn left onto Princeton Rd, and right onto Great Wolf Drive.

From Hartford, CT
Estimated drive time, 1 hour and 28 minutes
Take I-84 E, take the exit onto I-90 E toward N.H.-Main/Boston, then take exit 10 toward Auburn/Worcester, follow signs for and merge onto I-290 E/Worcester. Then take exit 19-20 for Burncoat St/I-190 N toward MA-70/Lincoln St/MA-12/Holden/Fitchburg. Rt1-190 N becomes Rt-2 W/George Stanton Hwy. Take exit 28 Rt-31 S toward Princeton/Holden. Turn left on Rt-31 S/Princeton Rd. Turn right onto Great Wolf Drive.

From Albany, NY
Estimated drive time, 2 hours and 28 minutes
Take 1-90 E toward Boston, keep left at the fork and follow signs for and merge onto I-90 E/Taconic Pkwy/Boston, take exit 10 toward Auburn/Worcester and follow signs for and merge onto I-290 E/Worcester. Then take exit 19-20 for Burncoat St/I-190 N toward MA-70/Lincoln St/MA-12/Holden/Fitchburg. Rt1-190 N becomes Rt-2 W/George Stanton Hwy. Take exit 28 Rt-31 S toward Princeton/Holden. Turn left on S/ Princeton Rd. Turn right onto Great Wolf Drive.

From Manchester, NH
Estimated drive time, 1 hour and 5 minutes
Take the Everett Turnpike and follow signs for Manchester Airport/Portsmouth/Milford then continue onto US-3 S, take exit 32 to merge onto MA-4 S/N Rd, take a slight right onto I-495 S toward Marlboro Taunton, take exit 29B and merge onto MA-2 W toward Leominster, take exit 28 for MA-31 S, turn left on Princeton Rd and right onto Great Wolf Drive.