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Quabbin Reservoir

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Fun- wish I could have done more.

I didn't have as much time as I wish to walk and see the tower. I did stop by the visitor center... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
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An Excellent Park on Quabbin Reservoir:

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

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Windsor, Connecticut
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Reviewed 16 October 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 10 October 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
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Reviewed 7 August 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
3  Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 23 July 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
1  Thank Martin R
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jed G
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 180happy
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank John B
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BostonTraveler690
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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