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  • Get Outdoors & Discover Your North Quabbin Adventure


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  • The New England Equestrian Center of Athol

    This park provides equestrians in the region a place where they can come with their horses to participate in the activity of their choice, whether it be trail riding, showing, or participating in clinics.

    660 New Sherborn Rd, Athol, MA 01331



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  • North Quabbin Trails Association

    Make the most of the local natural resources while treading carefully on the land, using the water wisely, and making stewardship central to activities. With partners throughout New England NQTA is engaging in trail development, education, recreation, and communication about the natural beauty that is the North Quabbin.

    131 West Street, Orange, MA 01364


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  • Ellinwood Country Club

    18 Hole Golf Course
    Opening in 1929, the historic Ellinwood Country Club has flourished in the North Quabbin region, playing an important role in identifying the town of Athol. The club hosts numerous local events, weddings, and everyday functions.

    1928 Pleasant St., Athol, MA 01331



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  • Tully Lake 

     Tully Lake offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. The 200-acre lake populated with small islands connects to Long Pond and is perfect for boating and fishing. On shore, enjoy the family friendly playground, picnic area, or disc golf course. Hike around the lake and camp right on the shores at the Tully Lake Campground.

    2 Athol-Richmond Rd, Royalston, MA 01368

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  • Quabbin Reservoir

    The Quabbin Reservoir is one of the largest unfiltered water supplies in the United States. It hosts gorgeous scenic views, diverse wildlife, trails, boating, fishing, biking, picnic locations and more along with a rich history.  

    Multiple Access Points

  • The Gnome Trails

    Enjoy this whimsical Fun Hiking area. Part of the Cutthroat Brook Tree Farm. Along the trail, stop and visit its many resident

    586Briggs Road, Athol, MA 01331 

    Trail Map

  • Water Access

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park
    Main St, Athol

    Lake Ellis
    Lake Ellis Rd, Athol

    Lake Rohunta
    Eagleville Rd, Orange

    Laurel Lake
    122 Long Pond Rd, Warwick

    Millers River
    Multiple Access Points Athol/Orange

    Orange Riverfront Park (Universal Access Ramp)
    East River St, Orange 

    Phillipston & Popple Camp Wildlife Management Area
    Queen Lake Rd, Petersham

    Silver Lake Park & Pavilion
    Athol (Swimming Only)

    Tully Lake Recreation Area
    Tully Rd, Royalston

    Tully Trail
    Doane Hill Rd, Royalston

  • Picnicking

    Bring along a basket from home, stop at one of the region's country stores, or pick up a meal to go from a local eatery, and you've got the makings for a perfect outdoor meal. Stop at an historic town common, the Quabbin Overlook behind the New Salem fire station, or one of the well maintained picnic areas at Laurel Lake Recreation Area in Erving, Ruggles Pond in Wendell, or Tully Lake in Royalston. 

  • Waterfalls

    Cascades of water over rocky ledges offer a treat at any time of year. Marvel at icy sculptures in winter, thundering drama in spring, sunny sparkle in summer, and spectacular shows of color during the fall foliage. 

    Bears Den
    Neilson Road, New Salem

    Gate 30: Keystone Bridge
    Rt 122, New Salem 

    Spirit Falls
    Warwick Road, Royalston

    Royalston Falls
    Falls Road, Royalston

    Doane’s Falls
    Athol Road, Royalston

    Hidden Valley Memorial Forest
    Jerusalem Rd, Wendell

  • Fishing Locations

    Erving State Forest
    Laurel Lake Rd, Erving

    Federated Women’s Club State Forest
    New Salem Rd, Petersham

    Lake Ellis
    Lake Ellis Rd, Athol

    Lake Mattawa

    Lake Rohunta
    Eagleville Rd, Orange

    Orange Riverfront Park
    East River St, Orange

    Quabbin Resivior Gate 31
    Rt 122, New Salem

    Tully Lake recreation Area 
    Athol Richmond Rd, Royalston

  • Disc Golf Locations

    Tully Lake Disc Golf Course
    6 Athol Richmond Rd. Royalston 01368

    Flat Rock Disc Golf (Pay to Play)
    2260 Flat Rock Rd, Athol 01331

    Barre Falls Dam Disc Golf
    200 Barre Falls, Barre 01005

  • Places to Hike

    A pleasing mixture of hills and flatlands characterizes what geolocists call the Central Massachusetts Uplands. Tens of thousands of acers are open to the public for hiking, including several state forests and Trustees of the Reservations sites. 

    Arthur Iversen Conservation Area
    Gale Rd, Warwick

    Bear’s Den
    Neilson Rd, New Salem

    Doane’s Falls & Coddings Meadow
    Athol Rd, Royalston

    Elliot Laurel Reservation
    Queen Lake Rd, Phillipston

    Erving Castle
    Mountain Rd, Erving 

    Fox Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
    Lincoln Rd, Phillipston

    Harvard Forest
    North Main St, Petersham

    Hidden valley Memorial Forest
    Jerusalem Rd, Wendell

    Mount Grace State Forest
    Winchester Rd, Warwick 

    Northfield Mountain
    Millers Falls Rd, Erving

    Quabbin Reservoir Gate 29
    New Salem 

    Quabbin Reservoir Gate 31
    Pertersham Rd, New Salem

    Red Apple Farm Trail System
    Highland Ave, Phillipston 

    Royalston Falls
    Falls Rd, Royalston

    Tully Mountain
    Tully Rd, Orange

    Tully Trail
    Doane Hill Rd, Royalston

    Wendell State Forest
    Montague Rd, Wendell

    For more information on local trails and guides visit The North Quabbin Trails Association


  • Winter Trails

    Bearsden Conservation Area
    Bearsden Rd, Athol

    Brooks Woodland Preserve
    Quaker Dr, Petersham

    North Common Meadow
    N Main St, Petersham

    Wendell State Forest
    Montague Rd, Wendell

  • Encounter Wildlife

    Learn more about animals, birds, and nature with the Millers River Environment Center and the Athol Bird and Nature Club.

  • Find trail maps, guides, and more at our office. Located at 80 Freedom Street, Athol MA 01331. Open weekdays 9am-5pm.
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