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Beautiful, peaceful reservoir

Rented a boat at the boat rental in Wilmington. Friendly, kowledgeable staff who make sure you are... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Sue H
Howell, New Jersey
Good Place to Kayak

Great Lake to Go for a Kayaking or maybe fishing. Its not too crowded since there are no... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Rented a boat at the boat rental in Wilmington. Friendly, kowledgeable staff who make sure you are familiar with the boat's operation. Fished along banks and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Caught a lot of small mouth bass from fingerlings to large. Best way to relax...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sue H
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Great Lake to Go for a Kayaking or maybe fishing. Its not too crowded since there are no Restaurants or the like around. Some motorboats pass by and the noise may be annoying but it’s not too often. Beautiful woods surrounding and a little island...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Although Harriman's was created by damming the Deerfield River, it has the look of a natural lake. Wide expanses, with a windy dramatic shoreline which snakes for miles and is almost completely undeveloped. There are public access points, with pebbly beaches for swimming and lots...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank NatureLoverMass
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We were staying on Lake Raponda but decided one day to check out a different place to swim. It isn't marked very well but after asking directions we found parking that was by a swimming area. The reservoir is so pretty as it is heavy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank grandmakate
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Peace and quiet are the words I would use to describe this spot. We drove here and found a small park with picnic tables, grills, and a parking area where you could launch boats and kayaks. There was a dock, families with children, and senior...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Memorial Day 60 of us went to the picnic place on the western side of the reservoir. We roasted chicken, steak, while several of us went to the beach to swim. It was heavenly, though a bit cool. The entire night was magic, as we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank CBatesVT
Reviewed June 1, 2018

The boat launch area have lovely picnic grounds, so wonderful for a relaxing afternoon. The lake is beautiful and very clear. There is a local boat rental just off Route 9. This is a wonderful place to spend some outdoor time.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 401lovetotravel
Reviewed November 11, 2017

A mountain lake that provides great photo shots. It's very large and you can find a few entry points to it off of the Molly Stark Byway. It's very scenic. Must be nice swimming during the summer months. Ther were a couple of people kayaking....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank dave2840
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Good for hanging out with the family, swimming, and hiking. There are public benches and grills available.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank summerjMA
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Had great day at the reservoir. Canoeing and chilling out. Grills available and clean portapotty. Just watch out for the naturalists if you don't want to see them don't go looking.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank kgh62
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Laurie L
June 6, 2017|
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Yes, motorized boats and sea doos are allowed on Harriman