AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Quabbin Tower and Reservoir Hike

Date and Time

Sunday, May 9, 2021, 9:00AM - 2:30PM


Ware, MA,
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.


HIKE DESCRIPTION: This is a loop hike of about 8 miles. We will follow numerous wooded trails in the park, make a stop at the Quabbin Tower, pass by an old mill site, and hike along the edge of the reservoir. The hike is geared towards intermediate level hikers and the average pace will be around 2 mph with a total ascent of about 800 feet. You should have completed a few hikes of at least 6 miles within the last couple of months. We will take a few short breaks for snacks, delayering, and water, and will also take about a 30 minute lunch break. TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Moderate. There is a moderate climb for about 2 miles, but the rest of the trail is relatively level with some slight ups and downs. The footing/trail is somewhat rough and narrow in some areas. There is one area where the trail is a little sketchy from lack of use and maintenance...we will probably walk along the shore for part of that section. There are also a couple of sections where we will be walking briefly on the paved road that runs through the park. MASK REQUIREMENT: The trip will follow whatever orders are in place in MA as of the date of the hike. As of the date of this posting, masks are not required to be worn outdoors AS LONG AS as social distancing is maintained. You must bring a mask with you on the hike. OTHER INFO: The Quabbin area has a lot of deer and, therefore, there are very likely to be deer ticks. Long pants and/or gaiters and tick repellent are highly recommended. Meeting location will be emailed once you are registered. Group size is limited to 8. Bring lunch, snacks, and at least 2 liters of water.

AMC Trip Policy



Quabbin Reservoir in Fall



Offered By

Worcester (Mass.)




Adults (18+)


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