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Quabbin Reservoir

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We visited Quabbin Park and Reservoir on Thursday, August 2,2018. The park is located in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kzsull01
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Windsor, Connecticut
Nice day on the lake with a line in the water.

Drove across the upper part of the reservoir - some really fantastic vistas. The visitors center... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Martin R
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Holliston
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

The Quabbin Reservoir's main gates allow easy access to trails for hiking or biking, roads to many areas, paved paths to the old tower for scenic views of the pioneer valley and beyond. Great place for bike riding, walking, picnics, etc., but not swimming as...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

‘The Wall’ hike, from Gate 50, is a moderate 5.1 mile hike (out and back). This trail starts at the end of Goodnough dike and leads about 2 miles before the trail heads left towards the water. The trail that leads to The Wall is...More

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

If you haven’t been to the Quabbin Resovoir ( which is the source of Boston water) go! It is amazing!the water is so pure and clean, and it is beautiful to hike, bike or picnic near. A true democratic gem!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

10 degree day, snow covered trails and flurries.. Perfect hike day. Footprints through the snow off the main trails led to many cool discoveries. The silence was deafening.

1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Quabbin reservoir sits in the beautiful valley and offers easy hikes in the woods, magnificent vistas, and flat walks across a well-engineered dam. Be sure to read up on the Quabbin's dubious history. The visitor center is modest but is filled with historical pictures...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is a vast reservoir that supplies water to cities and towns in the greater Boston area. The engineering behind it is remarkable with a 24 mile tunnel carrying drinking water to the region. There is a small but informative visitor's center as well as...More

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

What a great place and so beautiful! Cannot wait to go back in the fall. We pack a nice picnic lunch, took a nice hike and just enjoyed.

Thank Karen R
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

The Quabbin Reservoir is beautiful!! Nothing less!! Start with a visit to the Visitor Center. Learn about the history and the making of the reservoir. The exhibits include a framed set of photographs showing the valley before the dam was built, and during its intermediate...More

Thank Shaked007
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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
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