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5   in Massachusetts Massachusetts64 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Quabbin Reservoir Loop

By KerriOber
on March 1, 2008

4.4out of 5

9 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start in Athol, MA on RT2 West. Take the RT202 South Exit, and follow it right down to RT9, outside of Belchertown. There's a few scenic pull-off along this stretch. Unfortunately, they aren't well marked, and they are mostly gravel. Take RT 9 East. At this point, there will be a series of roads that lead to the Windsor Dam, and other scenic spots. This is a good place to stretch your legs. Just past Ware, MA, take RT32 North. In Gilbertville, switch to Rt32A north, and ride that up to Petersham. There's a country store there that sells great sandwiches. Hop on 32 north, briefly, then take a right onto RT101, and ride that up to RT2 in Templeton and this ride's end point.

Scenery

The Quabbin Reservoir is HUGE. By looping around it, you get a sampling of forests, views, farmland, and sleepy little towns..

Road Quality

Around the Quabbin, it's terrific. If you go to the scenic sites along the south edge, you get to ride right close to the lake.

Roadside Amenities

Some pretty long stretches on the west side with nothing but woods. Keep an eye on your gas level.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on August 17, 2009 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1987

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

As a resident of central MA I have taken a very similar route, the only difference is that I will follow route 9 west to 202 north then take 122 south back through Barre and then take route 67 back to route 9. All in all it really is a nice ride. especially in the fall.

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By Guest
on July 6, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1999

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Good Ride - I would also suggest a visit into the reservoir area as the views inside are great. An entrance to the reservoir can be found off of Rt. 9. - Steven G.

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By Guest
on May 31, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Very good recommendation.
Relaxing and gentle curves with beautiful scenery.

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By jusnardin
on July 30, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2016

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport

This ride is awesome. Take a detour into the 2nd entrance of the quabbin on the south side and enjoy the view from the Enfield Overlook. Rte 32 on the east side of the reservoir is a blast! All good roads (except a section after you turn off 32) and a nice mix of speeds and road types. Great views, fresh air, no traffic.

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By tunatamer
on August 27, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make Harley

Motorcycle Type Touring

Awesome ride I did it in the reverse direction. There was a lot of new road surfaces except for the middle of 101 32 and 32A were awesome nearly deserted. The quabbin entrance I went in brought me up to the Enfield lookout I could hear the loons down on the reservoir.
Rt 202 was nice a little twisty and good speeds if you have the need for speed.

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By 06_kingpin
on September 4, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Victory Vision

Motorcycle Type Touring

Real nice ride .roads are good scenery is excellent.well worth the time. I will be doing it again to check out more of the reservoir.

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By Guest
on October 29, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2011

Motorcycle Make BMW R1200R

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Coming in from Rte 2 in the Albany area heading back home to Cape Cod. Had time, so did the full loop then realized I've been on rte 202 before. 3rd week of October, mid week and very little traffic. Really enjoyed the ride, nice and easy, beautifull area.

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By Guest
on August 2, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Triumph

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

great ride I nclude this area into my week-end trips 2-3 times a year.

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By Guest
on April 19, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 1992

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Sport

We live in the area, and have travled all around the Quabbin, as what another poster stated you have to check out the reservoir and all it's history.

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