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NORTH QUABBIN TOWNS

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With over 1,000 acres, this forest extends the lands that protect the Quabbin Reservoir; tent campers can stay here (with a permit from Erving State Forest, 978-544-7745) as they explore the reservoir. The camping area, in fact, lies very near Gate 36, the trail through which leads directly to the shore. There’s much to explore in the state forest as well, however - a very scenic drive or hike on State Forest Rd. along Fever Brook and other, unmarked trails to the boulder-strewn Gorge and to the summit of Soapstone Hill, with a wonderful view of the Quabbin. As its name implies, this land was purchased by the Massachusetts State Federation of Women’s Club and then given to the Commonwealth.

Directions:

From Petersham Center go south on South Main St. 0.4 mi., turn right on New Salem Road (Rte. 122) 3.6 mi. to entrance on left

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Contact:

Erving State Forest, 200 East Main Street
Erving, MA 01344
 978-544-7745, 978-544-3939
Website
erving.forest@state.ma.us