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4.43 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.43
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Quabbin Reservoir Loop

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Feb 29, 2008

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August 16, 2009
As a resident of central MA I have taken a very…
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April 19, 2010
We live in the area, and have travled all around…
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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..

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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

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Guest
August 16, 2009
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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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April 19, 2010
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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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Guest
July 6, 2009
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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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