Quabbin Reservoir is one of the largest man-made public water supplies in the United States. Created in the 1930s by the construction of two huge earthen dams, the reservoir is fed by the three branches of the Swift River, and seasonally by the Ware River. Quabbin's water covers 39 square miles, is 18 miles long and has 181 miles of shoreline. When full, Quabbin holds 412 billion gallons of water. The New Salem and Enfield lookouts offer magnificent views of the reservoir. In order to flood the vast area of the Swift River Valley in the 1930s, the entire population of four towns had to be relocated. Hundreds of homes, businesses, a state highway, a railroad line, and 34 cemeteries were also moved or dismantled. Over 6,000 graves were relocated from the Valley to Quabbin Park cemetery.

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5 months ago

Quabbin is visible through the trees, but no open view until the very end at the dike. BE CAREFUL OF TICKS! A hike of this trail on 7/29/2018 resulted in over a dozen ticks - check your clothes and shoes periodically if you plan to complete this route.

Friday, September 01, 2017

This is an amazing part of New England the trails are awesome

Monday, July 31, 2017

There is no dogs allowed in the Quabbin reservoir. There is a 50 dollar fine for each dog.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Gorgeous trail, great views. Dog friendly, could be a bit long for younger kids. Must come back in Fall!

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Great trail. Completed it in January. Beautiful. (Some spots icy)

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Saturday, April 29, 2017