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Quabbin Reservoir

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The Quabbin is a beautiful, easy place to visit. There is good parking. The visitor's center is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worcester, Massachusetts

What a Wonderful place to visit, Bring a cooler and good sneakers and your camera, the hike and the... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Quabbin is a beautiful, easy place to visit. There is good parking. The visitor's center is interesting but not flashy. There is no fee to visit. The hiking trails are pretty but not very well maintained or marked. Walking along the roads is nice...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

What a Wonderful place to visit, Bring a cooler and good sneakers and your camera, the hike and the view is breathtaking. You can stop at the Visitors Center and learn how they flooded this valley that had a town located, so this could be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Frank V
Reviewed August 7, 2019

The trip to the Quabbin Reservoir area is worth every mile! The views are amazing and the water from the roadways and the trails is crystal clear and mesmerizing! The walking paths are convenient and offer a variety of from easy to off road extreme...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jbonnayer
Reviewed July 25, 2019

My wife and i walk at Quabbin at least 2x during the week. No traffic where we walk. Either at the dam or the dike. Walking the loop at the dike is approx 2 miles and mostly wooded ,very scenic. A relaxing walk. If you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank pakasuz2
Reviewed June 24, 2019

We visited Quabbin Park and Reservoir in Belchertown/Ware, Massachusetts multiple times in April, May and June of this year. The park, which is located in both Belchertown and Ware, is quite large but is in a small corner of Quabbin Reservation. We have gone back...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank kzsull01
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

This is a great place to go for a walk or run and there are plenty of hills to give it a good challenge. The scenery is gorgeous and the tower view is a must see!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank gracecarrpr
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

There is nothing much to see. Views at observation tower site are hidden from trees and bushes. There is 1 more lookout point which is also not good. So better avoid this. Furthermore there is no fall foliage even in mid of october.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anshul J
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

I didn't have as much time as I wish to walk and see the tower. I did stop by the visitor center and was fascinated to learn more about the reservoir. The decoy coyote was interesting but I get that it is there to preserve...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joxborrow13
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We visited Quabbin Park and Reservoir on Thursday, August 2,2018. The park is located in Belchertown, Massachusetts in a small corner of the vast Quabbin Reservoir. It has vehicle access to great views of the reservoir and surrounding areas. We definitely recommend a visit and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
6  Thank kzsull01
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Drove across the upper part of the reservoir - some really fantastic vistas. The visitors center was pretty good. The ranger working the desk was quite helpful (this was our first visit). We ended up renting a boat and spent a few hours on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Can't beat Belchertown, just to the west! Great restaurants Kristina's, McCarthy's Pub, MinFen, all right in downtown, Antonios Pizza (and more) and Grapevine Grillle, just outside of 'downtown'. Beautiful old Clapp... More