Quabbin Reservoir is one of the largest man-made public water supplies in the United States. It offers a variety of recreational activities including hiking, bicycling (limited), walking trails, bird watching, snowshoeing, scenic views and more.
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.
Quabbin Visitor Center
485 Ware Road
Belchertown, MA 01007