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Quabbin Reservoir

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Nice walk along Quabbin shore

‘The Wall’ hike, from Gate 50, is a moderate 5.1 mile hike (out and back). This trail starts at... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Brian S
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AMAZING

If you haven’t been to the Quabbin Resovoir ( which is the source of Boston water) go! It is... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
180happy
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Reviewed May 6, 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

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Reviewed March 7, 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 January 1, 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.

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Reviewed November 8, 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 October 25, 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

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Reviewed August 30, 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 August 21, 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

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Reviewed August 18, 2017 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

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Reviewed July 27, 2017

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
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

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

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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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