The Quintessential New England Destination
The North Quabbin region of central Massachusetts is a quintessential New England destination. The area is amazingly preserved and filled with breathtaking scenery, historic villages, farms and orchards. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound year-round with over 400 hundred miles of blazed and marked hiking trails, bikeways, pristine lakes and rivers for paddling and fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, and golfing — both ball and disc.
Part of the Quabbin Reservoir communities, are over 100,000 acres of public conservation land ready for discovery. Several local nature organizations conduct tours through selected forests, plains and wetlands, offering bird and animal enthusiasts exciting and often rare sighting and photographic opportunities. Home to a 50 year old eagle restoration project, no one leaves without spotting an American Bald Eagle. Other attractions include skydiving, multiple equestrian facilities, fantastic B&Bs, performance venues, restaurants and retail shopping. The area also boasts over 100 annual festivals throughout the year, as well as a rich artisan culture. 80 plus operating farms supply local, regional and New England wide farm-totable restaurants with organic meats, produce, hand crafted cheeses, wine and beer.
Tourism information is available at the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau at 978-249-3849 and online at visitnorthquabbin.com.