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NORTH QUABBIN TOWNS

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Alan E. Rich Environmental ParkAlan E. Rich Environmental Park


Main Street
Athol, MA
Website
978-249-2496

A park welcoming visitors with car top boat access, picnic benches and a nature trail through Cass Meadow and woodland along the Millers River. More ...

HikingKayaking/CanoeingPet FriendlyFishingEducationalFamily ActivitiesNo ATVs/ORVs


Bolton Through The WoodsBolton Through The Woods


456 Main Street, Apt. #3
Athol, MA
978-249-2162
danbolton2000@yahoo.com

Get some exercise with Dan Bolton. Learn about the natural and cultural history while exploring local trails.

Kayaking/CanoeingGuide ServicesHikingEducationalServicesFamily Activities


Cass Meadow Wildlife Management Area


Pequoig Avenue
Athol, MA
508-835-3607
Website
Mass.Wildlife@state.ma.us

An example of early successional habitat along the Millers River. More ...

FishingPet FriendlyHikingFamily ActivitiesKayaking/Canoeing


Doane's Falls & Coddings MeadowDoane's Falls & Coddings Meadow


Athol Road
Royalston, MA
Website
central@ttor.org

Spectacular series of waterfalls through steep gorge. Easy walk on opposite side of road to scenic Coddings Meadow. More ...

Pet FriendlyHuntingHikingFamily ActivitiesNo SwimmingNo Mountain Biking


Erving State Forest & Laurel Lake Recreation AreaErving State Forest & Laurel Lake Recreation Area


Laurel Lake Road
Erving, MA
978-544-3939, 978-544-7745
Website
erving.forest@state.ma.us

4,500 acres of unique habitats. Camp, boat, hike, bike, fish, or swim. Fee for beach access. More ...

Cross-country SkiingPet Friendly SwimmingMountain BikingMotor BoatingHuntingHikingHorseback RidingFishingCampingWheelchair AccessibleFamily ActivitiesKayaking/CanoeingNo ATVs/ORVs


Fiske PondFiske Pond


Town of Wendell Conservation Commission
West Street
Wendell, MA
978-544-3395

Beautiful town conservation land with interconnecting trails along a pond. More ...

Kayaking/CanoeingHorseback RidingHikingPet FriendlyCross-country SkiingFamily ActivitiesNo SnowmobilingNo ATVs/ORVs


Lake EllisLake Ellis


Lake Ellis Road
Athol, MA
978-249-4819

One of two lovely recreational lakes in Athol (the other is Silver Lake ), Lake Ellis offers a great beach and picnic area. Boaters also enjoy the lake (no wakes, please), and anglers aim for bass, pickerel, bluegill and hornpout. Because the Quabbin Anglers Organization stocks trout for their annual ice fishing derby, a summertime line may also pull up a trout. More...

SwimmingKayaking/CanoeingMotor BoatingFishingFamily Activities


Lake MattawaLake Mattawa


Lake Mattawa Road
Orange, MA
978-544-2254
Website
mass.wildlife@state.ma.us

A clear, spring-fed lake. Swimming beach, summer trout fishing, ice fishing. More...

SwimmingFishingKayaking/CanoeingFamily Activities


Lake RohuntaLake Rohunta


Eagleville Road
Orange, MA
978-544-2254

A gem for canoeists and anglers, but especially for birdwatchers. Motor boat access. More ...

Motor BoatingKayaking/CanoeingFamily ActivitiesNo Swimming


Millers RiverMillers River


Throughout the North Quabbin, MA

Popular for boating, fly fishing, and hiking. Flatwater in places, moving water elsewhere. More ...

Kayaking/CanoeingFishingHikingFamily Activities


Peak Paddlesports @ The Boathouse


25 East River Street
Orange , MA
413-648-7673
Website
info@peakexpeditions.com

The most dynamic and affordable canoe, kayak, rowing shell and stand-up paddleboard rentals in the Pioneer Valley and Central Massachusetts. Supervised by highly-certified wilderness guides and seasoned racing professionals we cater to the novice, non-swimmer, and expert alike.

Kayaking/CanoeingGuide Services


Quabbin Gate 31Quabbin Gate 31


Petersham Road (Route 122)
New Salem, MA
413-323-7221
clif.read@state.ma.us

Motor boat rental and launch area. Warm and cold water fish. More...

Motor BoatingKayaking/CanoeingHikingFishingFamily ActivitiesHuntingNo PetsNo X-CountryNo SwimmingNo SnowmobilingNo Road BikingNo SkatingNo Mountain BikingNo Horseback RidingNo CampingNo ATVs/ORVs


Quabbin ReservoirQuabbin Reservoir


413-323-7221
Website
clif.read@state.ma.us

An "accidental wilderness," a huge lake offering premier habitat for wildlife and a haven for human visitors. More...

Motor BoatingKayaking/CanoeingHikingFishingFamily ActivitiesNo PetsNo X-CountryNo SkatingNo SnowmobilingNo SwimmingNo Horseback RidingNo CampingNo ATVs/ORVs


Silver Lake Park


Silver Lake Street
Athol, MA
978-249-4819

Town-owned beach. Swimming, ball field, bathhouse. More...

SwimmingKayaking/CanoeingFishingFamily Activities


Stevens Swamp & Indian CaveStevens Swamp & Indian Cave


Flagg Road
Warwick, MA
978-544-3939
erving.forest@state.ma.us

Trails through a mosaic of wetlands - ephemeral streams, open pond, red maple swamp, grassy marsh, peat moss bog - and the gateway to Indian Cave. More...

Cross-country SkiingSnowmobilingMountain BikingKayaking/CanoeingHuntingHorseback RidingHikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesNo Motor BoatsNo CampingNo ATVs/ORVs


Tully Lake CampgroundTully Lake Campground


25 Doane Hill Road
Royalston, MA
978-249-4957, 978-248-9455
Website
wkorby@ttor.org

35 well-spaced, walk-in campsites in a beautiful lake setting. Waterfalls, boating, hiking, and mountain biking. More ...

Cross-country SkiingCamping SwimmingMountain BikingMotor BoatingKayaking/CanoeingHikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily Activities


Tully Lake Recreation AreaTully Lake Recreation Area


2 Athol-Richmond Road
Royalston, MA
978-249-9150
Website
jeffrey.c.mangum@usace.army.mil

Paddle among dozens of islands on this spectacular lake. To the northeast follow the narrow Tully River to Long Pond for excellent wildlife viewing. Cartop boat access also available on Doane Hill Road. More...

Cross-country Skiing SwimmingMountain BikingMotor BoatingKayaking/CanoeingHuntingHikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily Activities


Warwick State Forest & Sheomet PondWarwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond


Warwick, MA
978-544-3939
erving.forest@state.ma.us

Multiple tracts and trails, plus the popular Sheomet Pond (Clubhouse Pond). More...

Cross-country SkiingKayaking/Canoeing SwimmingSnowmobilingRoad BikingMountain BikingHuntingHorseback RidingHikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesNo Motor BoatsNo CampingNo ATVs/ORVs


Wendell State Forest & Ruggles PondWendell State Forest & Ruggles Pond


Montague Road
Wendell, MA
413-659-3797
Website
wendell.forest@state.ma.us

Access to Metacomet-Monadnock Trail and other hiking and mountain bike trails. Groomed cross-country ski trails, overlook, waterfalls. More...

Cross-country Skiing SwimmingSnowmobilingMountain BikingKayaking/CanoeingHuntingHorseback RidingHikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesNo ATVs/ORVs


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