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Quabbin Reservoir

#436 of 2,392 things to do in Massachusetts Features Animals
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Morning walk

Amazing views, great areas to walk and get daily exercise, miles of roadways, some fairly level... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gail H
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Awesome apot

After visiting many times, today I just realized there was a look out tower and an upper parking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rob C
Westborough, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 22 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
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Go there at least weekly and walk. Most of it is an easy walk and beautiful. Nice for picnics or just to relax with children

Thank pakasuz2
Reviewed 16 May 2017

a beautiful place to visit. finding the entrance to trails (called gates) is not easy but worthwhile, once you find one. you'll see moose, foxes, and occasional other hikers. no dogs.

Thank hiker256
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We moved to a wonderful town very close to the Quabbin Reservoir about a year and a half ago and spent time during the first few months just parking and walking and enjoying the views at the Quabbin!! Such a beautiful place, no matter the...More

1  Thank VirginiaMothra
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We visited the Reservoir on our way to Wachussett Mountain from Amherst. I learned that it is the largest inland body of water in Massachusetts and was built between 1930 and 1939. Apparently, together with T the Wachusett Reservoir, it is the primary water supply...More

1  Thank Lavarcham
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Christine D
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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