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Quabbin Reservoir at Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Quabbin Reservoir

485 Ware Rd, Belchertown, MA 01007 | 413-323-7221
Distance from attraction: 49.4 miles | Visit Website
Category: Attractions
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Quabbin Reservoir: Hiking, Fishing and Scenic Beauty

One of the most important public drinking water sources in the nation, Quabbin Reservoir is also a diverse recreational delight. With 181 miles of shoreline, this beautiful and serene attraction includes ample area for walking, hiking, and picnicking. See colorful wildflowers in the spring. Watch bald eagles soar across the sky during the winter. With fishing, mountain biking and cross-country skiing, this natural wonderland is a popular playground all year long.


Prices -

$6 per vehicle

Hours -

Call 413-323-7221


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  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnicking
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Nature Photography


  • Where can I fish at quabbin reservoir?

    In addition to shoreline fishing, Quabbin Reservoir allows boat fishing, as long as the watercraft has a Quabbin Boat Seal to signify a DCR approved decontamination process. Boat rentals are available on-site, seven days a week. For more information, contact the Visitor Center at 413-323-7221.
  • Can I swim at Quabbin Reservoir?

    Because it is primarily a source for public drinking water, Quabbin Reservoir is closed to any activity that could pollute the supply system. Direct water contact activities, including wading and swimming, are prohibited. Dogs are also forbidden from any DCR property associated with Quabbin Reservoir.

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