Quabbin Park

Ware, Massachusetts

2 out of 5 stars2 out of 5 stars2 out of 5 stars2 out of 5 stars2 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
2 out of 5
Five miles west of Ware. Three short hikes provide a peek at the park's offering. Travel mixed woods, top the summit tower, pass cultural remains, and explore the shores of Quabbin Reservoir, Swift River, and Pepper's Mill Pond. Special attractions: Tower vistas, fishing, cultural sites, bald eagles (5 nesting pairs, with 18 remaining year-round), spring wildflowers, fall foliage, fall hawk migration.
Hiking Southern New England

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Hiking Southern New England

by Rhonda & Greg Ostertag (Falcon Guides)

Five miles west of Ware. Three short hikes provide a peek at the park's offering. Travel mixed woods, top the summit tower, pass cultural remains, and explore the shores of Quabbin Reservoir, Swift River, and Pepper's Mill Pond.

Special attractions: Tower vistas, fishing, cultural sites, bald eagles (5 nesting pairs, with 18 remaining year-round), spring wildflowers, fall foliage, fall hawk migration.

©  Rhonda & Greg Ostertag/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ware
Distance: 3.3
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round, daylight hours only; spring through fall for hiking. Visitor center 8:30AM to 4:30PM, weekdays; 9AM to 5PM weekends.
Local Contacts: Metropolitan District Commission, Quabbin Park Visitor Center, 413-323-7221
Local Maps: Park map, available at visitor center.
Driving Directions: Directions to Quabbin Park

Recent Trail Reviews

5/26/2017
0

An Army Ranger wouldn't bother to mention that he is an Eagle Scout. Kind of a moot point.


7/9/2005
0

the sumit loops is not for children some parts of the trail are nothing but game trails on switch back going down a hill, some parts have moss covered rocks and logs, I (a army ranger/eagle scout) found it easy enough but my 9 year old son had a hard time. parts are easy but the whole summit loop is not for children or adults out of shape. if your a healthy hiker do it,wild life to see deer,birds,wild turkey ect. I would hike it again by myself with out my son or wife.



Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

Apr 2018