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Quabbin Reservoir

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Great Views!! Great Walks!! Huge Man Made Lake!!

The Quabbin Reservoir is beautiful!! Nothing less!! Start with a visit to the Visitor Center... read more

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Beautiful Vistas

Took our motorcycle for a ride to Quabbin Reservoir. Although it was overcast, the scenic vistas... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took our motorcycle for a ride to Quabbin Reservoir. Although it was overcast, the scenic vistas remained beautiful. Travelled to the fire tower which is still open for visitors to transcend the stairs to the outlook! Great grassy area for a picnic & kite flying...More

Thank kaylabeane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I frequently run, hike or bike ride in and around the Quabbin Reservoir and have done so for 30 years. It has a very interesting history dating back to the 1930's when it was created to provide drinking water to Boston. It is generally pristine...More

Thank George G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quabbin Reservoir is a great place to visit. Can drive through the park and stop at various places to explore on foot. Its a great place to hike or bike. However biking is only allowed on the paved roads.There are several scenic views, great for...More

Thank Shutter G
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing views, great areas to walk and get daily exercise, miles of roadways, some fairly level, others an up hill climb. Lots of history behind the building of the reservoir.

Thank Gail H
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

After visiting many times, today I just realized there was a look out tower and an upper parking lot. Having only visited other areas, to my surprise this was pretty awesome.

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This is the one of the most beautiful places around. The history behind it alone is enough to make you just stand there and try to imagine the way it used to be vs how it is now. Clean, peaceful, they have an awesome observation...More

Thank AdventureOnTheMove
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Having grown up in Massachusetts and passing Quabbin many times as a child, I was very interested in seeing it up close. The history itself is interestingly disturbing. I had read of it many times and shared the book "Letting Swift River Go" with my...More

Thank Mermaid91044
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Finally my hubby & I found the time to see the source of water for Boston and surrounding communities. Truly an amazing feat of engineering to create the Quabbin Reservoir from way back in 1939! What's extra amazing is found towns had to be destroyed...More

Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed 23 May 2017

go a nice sunny day, walk the dam go to the musuem at the end and see the history of how it was built and the towns that they flooded out.

Thank David H
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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