Ashley Reservoir Trail

EASY 82 reviews

Ashley Reservoir Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Holyoke, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
59 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

5 days ago

Amazing sight, peaceful and very relaxing .

2 months ago

What a peaceful, beautiful place to take a walk. Really enjoy it and will most definitely go again.

2 months ago

Nice place for a walk and not too many bugs and cool to walk in between bodies of water.

road biking
2 months ago

perfect place for a relaxing walk or bike ride ✌

3 months ago

I love it

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Walked the loop with my hiking friend. Such a beautiful area. Quiet, sunny, and wide open. Sparkling water, on all sides. One strip of land laid out on the water as a miniature replica of the key west 7 mile bridge. Such a great place- makes you feel lost from the world.

walking
10 months ago

Love Ashley. Very pretty water views. It feels like you are in the middle of nature, although it is not very remote & easy to get to. You can also take several different paths, so the distance can be changed. When I take the long loop, staying right as you walk in, then along the outer edges & back through the middle, straight, it is approx 4 miles & takes around an hour, walking at a fast pace. It is a mostly flat, gravel path, good for kids and beginners. The geese can be aggressive in the spring w/ their babies, but are generally easy to avoid. Their mess is harder to dodge in the early warm months. It's fun for a bike ride too.

walking
10 months ago

Love Ashley. Very pretty water views. It feels like you are in the middle of nature, although it is not very remote & easy to get to. You can also take several different paths, so the distance can be changed. When I take the long loop, staying right as you walk in, then along the outer edges & back through the middle, straight, it is approx 4 miles & takes around an hour, walking at a fast pace. It is a mostly flat, gravel path, good for kids and beginners. The geese can be aggressive in the spring w/ their babies, but are generally easy to avoid. Their mess is harder to dodge in the early warm months. It's fun for a bike ride too.

mountain biking
11 months ago

great for biking. lots of off the path trails.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Quiet, beautiful, relaxing... I go to this reservoir almost everyday... great for a run or bike ride. Love the wilderness and animals surrounding the property.

walking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

love this walk!

walking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

One of my favorite places in the area... Great for families and all fitness levels. Even when parking lots are full it never feels too crowded.

walking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

This place is absolutely one of my favorite places for a nice walk or run! I love the scenery and the walk is very peaceful. Never does it get "too" crowded ever!

walking
Friday, June 23, 2017

Lovely walk through woods and around reservoir...Canada geese, swallows, Baltimore oriole, red-winged blackbird, cardinals, king fishers, painted turtles...great walk!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

An oasis of beauty & one of my favorite places to run. Choose several distances among the paths that cut across the water.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

So pretty and an easy walk

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Definitely easy but beautiful even at the end of winter. Lots of runners and bikers too. Unique walk around and through the reservoir

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Nice and easy three mile loop.

walking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Beautiful day for a walk with a friend!

trail running
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I'm not sure who is posting the negative reviews, but this trail is great for walking, running, biking etc. Gravel paved path, wide enough to drive a car on. On a summer Tuesday evening there were a hundred or so people on the 3.3 mile trail. Enough that you pretty much saw a few people the whole time, but didn't feel cramped. Beautiful Lake with abundant wildlife. Safe place. Would highly recommend.

Friday, June 10, 2016

definitely beautiful but i probably wont return, the trails are covered in geese poop but they wont allow dogs, the directions took me in the maintenance entrance and everyone looked at me like i was crazy, but there are no signs maps or color coating on the paths so if you keep making the wrong turns you go in circles or end up at different entrances/exits, also the old people here are rude and ruin your vibes and the parking sucks they should just put a lot at the maintenance entrance

walking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Very beautiful, peaceful and a lot of nature. The lake is a pretty site. I walked in very easy and went about a half mile in and hung my hammock up and jest enjoyed the peace of nature that surrounded me.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

I wish they allowed dogs

walking
Monday, May 09, 2016

Easy light walking trail, no incline, the trail is relatively straight forward, although there are opportunity to explore additional paths

hiking
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Very nice level easy walk. Area very clean a real nice afternoon. Definitely will return!

walking
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Oh Lort! Yes there are snakes here.

walking
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Casual stroll with almost completely flat walkways. Some paths go through the reservoir which was interesting. Pretty scenery, lots of geese, ducks and other birds to watch. Popular spot with lots of friendly people to say 'hello' to. Great walk for people of all ages.

walking
Saturday, August 02, 2014

walking the path after 3pm, Thursdy, July 31, with my boyfriend up from the pumping station, he quickly missed stepping on a rattlesnake curled upon the grass.

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