Quinapoxet River

Holden, Massachusetts

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Located at the western end of Wachusett Reservoir, the Quinapoxet River Area offers hikers a bit of the north country in Massachusetts. A clear, cold, fast-flowing mountain river makes the Quinapoxet something really special in a region known for its dark, lazy rivers. The land around the lower portion of the “Quinnie” is owned by the Metropolitan District Commission and is kept in its natural state to protect this valuable watershed. For nature lovers this means towering forests, an abundance of wildlife, and a river clean enough to support native trout. Highlights: Crystal-clear river, hemlock forest, mountain laurel.
Nature Walks in Eastern Massachusetts

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Nature Walks in Eastern Massachusetts

by Michael Tougias (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Located at the western end of Wachusett Reservoir, the Quinapoxet River Area offers hikers a bit of the north country in Massachusetts. A clear, cold, fast-flowing mountain river makes the Quinapoxet something really special in a region known for its dark, lazy rivers.

The land around the lower portion of the “Quinnie” is owned by the Metropolitan District Commission and is kept in its natural state to protect this valuable watershed. For nature lovers this means towering forests, an abundance of wildlife, and a river clean enough to support native trout. Highlights: Crystal-clear river, hemlock forest, mountain laurel.

©  Michael Tougias/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Holden
Distance: 1.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Best spring thru fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Quinapoxet River

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