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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


Bearsden Conservation AreaBearsden Conservation Area


Bearsden Road
Athol, MA
conservation@townofathol.org
Trail Map

Miles of forested trails among steep hills, stone walls, & views of the Millers River - beautiful all year round. More ...

Cross-country SkiingPet FriendlySnowmobilingRoad BikingMountain BikingHuntingHikingFishingFamily ActivitiesNo ATVs/ORVs


Birch Hill DamBirch Hill Dam


68 Birch Hill Dam Road
Royalston, MA
Website
978-249-4467

An aesthetic and recreational gem, with over 50 miles of roads and trails among streams forests and fields. More...

Road BikingPet FriendlyMountain BikingHuntingHikingFishingFamily Activities


Birch Hill Wildlife Management Area


Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Winchendon Road
Royalston, MA
508-835-3607
Website
mass.wildlife@state.ma.us

Rivers and lakes meet at this diverse recreation spot, the waters stocked with trout, the land with fowl. More ...

HuntingPet FriendlyHikingFishingFamily ActivitiesNo ATVs/ORVs


Brooks Woodland: Connor's Pond TractBrooks Woodland: Connor's Pond Tract


Quaker Drive
Petersham, MA
978-840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

One- to two-mile loop trails lead visitors on gentle hikes through dense and more open woodlands. More ...

FishingPet FriendlyHikingHorseback RidingMountain BikingCross-country SkiingFamily Activities


Brooks Woodland: Roaring Brook TractBrooks Woodland: Roaring Brook Tract


East Street
Petersham, MA
978-840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

Three miles of trails - loops through woodland and swamp, across Roaring Brook, and up, down and around a hill. More ...

Cross-country SkiingPet FriendlyMountain BikingHorseback RidingHikingFishingFamily Activities


Brooks Woodland: Swift River, Connor's Pond, & Roaring Brook TractsBrooks Woodland: Swift River, Connor's Pond, & Roaring Brook Tracts


Petersham, MA
978-840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

Three tracts of extensive trails through mixed forest and mountain laurel, criss-crossed by stone walls and a rich Native American and colonial history. More ...

Cross-country SkiingPet FriendlyMountain BikingHorseback RidingHikingFishingFamily ActivitiesNo ATVs/ORVs


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


Chestnut Hill TrailChestnut Hill Trail


Gidney Road
Orange, MA
Website
info@newenglandforestry.org

A lovely 3.25-mile loop through woodlands that show the result of a responsibly planned timber harvest. More ...

Cross-country SkiingPet FriendlyMountain BikingHuntingHorseback RidingHikingFishingFamily ActivitiesNo SnowmobilingNo ATVs/ORVs


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


Federated Women's Club State ForestFederated Women's Club State Forest


New Salem Road (Route 122)
Petersham, MA
978-544-3939, 978-544-7745
Website
erving.forest@state.ma.us

Numerous trails, one to an overlook of Quabbin Reservoir, plus primitive camping. More...

Cross-country SkiingHuntingHikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesCamping


Fish Brook Wildlife Management Area


Royalston, MA
Mass.Wildlife@state.ma.us

A steep section of the Tully Trail, where the brook cuts a scenic gorge on its way to the Tully River. More ...

HikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesHuntingNo SnowmobilingNo ATVs/ORVs


Jacobs Hill & Spirit FallsJacobs Hill & Spirit Falls


Warwick Road, Route 68
Royalston, MA
www.thetrustees.org
central@ttor.org

Dramatic waterfall and ridgeline vista. More...

Cross-country SkiingHikingHuntingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesNo Mountain Biking


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


Lawrence Brook Wildlife Management AreaLawrence Brook Wildlife Management Area


North Fitzwilliam Road
Royalston, MA
Website
Mass.Wildlife@state.ma.us

Two parcels of hilly terrain providing access to Lawrence Brook, plus marshy areas along streams and edge habitat along an old haul road. More ...

HikingPet FriendlyFishingFamily ActivitiesNo SnowmobilingNo ATVs/ORVs


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


Millers River Wildlife Management Area (1)


Athol, Royalston & Phillipston, MA
Mass.Wildlife@state.ma.us

River, forest, shrub corridors, wetlands - a wide range of habitats indeed, some close to downtown Athol. More ...

 

HikingFishingPet FriendlyHuntingNo SnowmobilingNo ATVs/ORVs


Millers River Wildlife Management Area (2)


Old Farley Rd.
Wendell, MA
Mass.Wildlife@state.ma.us

Excellent for fishing or walking, with access to over a mile of the Millers River and to Wendell Sate Forest. More ...

HikingFishingPet FriendlyNo SnowmobilingNo ATVs/ORVs


Orange Wildlife Management AreaOrange Wildlife Management Area


North Main Street
Orange, MA
Mass.Wildlife@state.ma.us

Several parcels, with a beautiful beaver pond, forest, fields, and small streams and wetlands. More...

HikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesHuntingNo SnowmobilingNo ATVs/ORVs


Phillipston & Popple Camp Wildlife Management Areas

Phillipston & Popple Camp Wildlife Management Areas

Queen Lake Road
Phillipston & Petersham, MA
508-835-3607 | 508-792-7420
mass.wildlife@state.ma.us

These two adjacent properties comprise over 4,000 acres that include wetlands, rivers, and Queen Lake. More...

HikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesHuntingNo SnowmobilingNo ATVs/ORVs


Quabbin Gates 22-25


South Main Street
New Salem, MA
clif.read@state.ma.us

Converging roads to the shores of the Quabbin Reservoir and breathtaking views of some of its islands. More...

HikingFishingFamily ActivitiesNo PetsNo X-CountryNo SwimmingNo SnowmobilingNo SkatingNo Road BikingNo Mountain BikingNo Horseback RidingNo CampingNo ATVs/ORVs


Quabbin Gates 26-27


East Main Street
New Salem, MA
clif.read@state.ma.us

A short loop trail about 2 miles long with a lovely view of the Quabbin Reservoir and some of its islands, as well as interesting foundations. More...

HikingFishingFamily ActivitiesNo PetsNo X-CountryNo SwimmingNo SnowmobilingNo SkatingNo Road BikingNo Mountain BikingNo Horseback RidingNo CampingNo ATVs/ORVs


Quabin Gates 28-30Quabbin Gates 28-30


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

Biking on paved trails. Hiking loop trails to other gates. Historical sites, birdwatching, and views of the Quabbin. More...

Road BikingHikingFishingFamily ActivitiesNo PetsNo X-CountryNo SwimmingNo SnowmobilingNo SkatingNo Horseback RidingNo CampingNo ATVs/ORVs


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 Gate 36Quabbin Gate 36


State Forest Road
Petersham, MA
clif.read@state.ma.us

A gate to shore walk along the Quabbin Reservoir, accessed through the Federated Women's Club State Forest. More...

HikingFishingFamily ActivitiesNo PetsNo X-CountryNo SwimmingNo SnowmobilingNo SkatingNo Road BikingNo Mountain BikingNo Horseback RidingNo 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


Royalston FallsRoyalston Falls


Falls Road
Royalston, MA
Website
central@ttor.org

Falls Brook carves natural sandstone bridges before plunging 45 feet into a granite basin. More ...

Cross-country SkiingMountain BikingHuntingHorseback RidingHikingFishingCampingPet FriendlyFamily Activities


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


Swift River Reservation: Davis TractSwift River Reservation: Davis Tract


Glen Valley Road
Petersham, MA
978840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

Two lovely hikes, one to the Swift River, one to a climb and a wonderful vista. More...

Cross-country SkiingMountain BikingHuntingHorseback RidingHikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily Activities


Swift River Reservation: Davis, Nichewaug & Slab  City TractsSwift River Reservation: Davis, Nichewaug & Slab City Tracts


Petersham, MA
978-840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

A series of conserved lands with hiking trails featuring dense forest, river, wetland, meadow, and ledge habitats, plus spectacular views. More...

Cross-country SkiingMountain BikingHuntingHorseback RidingHikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesNo ATVs/ORVs


Swift River Reservation: Nichewaug TractSwift River Reservation: Nichewaug Tract


Nichewaug Road
Petersham, MA
978-840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

Four miles of trails through forest and field, several leading to the Swift River and another to a vista of the river valley. More...

Cross-country SkiingMountain BikingHikingHorseback RidingFishingPet FriendlyHunting


Swift River Reservation: Slab City Tract


Barre Road
Petersham, MA
978-840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

The Slab City Tract offers a fascinating combination of field and forest, lowland river and highland vista, and connects with Harvard Forest land. More...

Pet FriendlyFishingHikingHorseback RidingHuntingMountain BikingCross-country SkiingNo 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


Tully Mountain Wildlife Management Area


Tully Road
Orange, MA
508-835-3607
Website
Mass.Wildlife@state.ma.us

Visit Tully Meadow for birds, dragonflies and butterflies. Climb Tully Mountain for stunning views. Try your fishing skills on the trout-stocked West Branch of the Tully River. More...

HikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesHuntingNo SnowmobilingNo ATVs/ORVs


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


Wendell Wildlife Management Area


Locke's Village Road
Wendell, MA
Mass.Wildlife@state.ma.us

A heavily wooded area with mountain laurel in the understory, seeps on its gently sloping hills and flat bottom lands forming the headwaters of Plympton Brook. More...

HikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesHuntingNo ATVs/ORVsNo Snowmobiling


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