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Mountain Park Reservoir - Hiking

Massachusetts, United States

By lydia.crawford

Mountain Park Reservoir Statistics

What are the activities at Mountain Park Reservoir ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Mountain Park Reservoir?

The Mountain Park Reservoir is a man-made reservoir located in the town of Framingham, Massachusetts. The reservoir was created in 1894 by the construction of the Sudbury Aqueduct, which diverted water from the Sudbury River to the metropolitan area of Boston. The Mountain Park Reservoir is the largest body of water in Framingham, and is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and swimming. The reservoir is also home to a variety of wildlife, including beavers, muskrats, and herons.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-72.6367374
42.252406

What are the coordinates and address of Mountain Park Reservoir?

Mountain Park Reservoir
Mountain Park Reservoir, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

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Starting Point

The Mountain Park Reservoir is located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. To get to the start of the trails, take Route 2 West to Exit 31. At the end of the exit ramp, take a right onto Route 31. The reservoir will be on your left.

Why visit Mountain Park Reservoir

The Mountain Park Reservoir is a beautiful place to visit in Massachusetts. The reservoir is surrounded by forest, and it's a great place for hiking, fishing, and kayaking. The reservoir is also a great place to see wildlife, including deer, turkeys, and beavers.

Is Mountain Park Reservoir in Massachusetts a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what each family is looking for in a recreational destination. Some families might find the reservoir's hiking trails and picnic areas enjoyable, while others might prefer a destination with more amenities, such as amusement parks or water parks.

Things not to be missed

Near Mountain Park Reservoir in Massachusetts, visitors can enjoy hiking and biking on the trails, fishing, swimming, and boating. There are also several picnic areas around the reservoir where visitors can enjoy a meal outdoors.

1. Hiking: There are a number of hiking trails in the area around Mountain Park Reservoir, including the popular Skyline Trail.

2. Fishing: The reservoir is a popular spot for fishing, with a variety of fish species available.

3. Boating: Visitors can enjoy boating on the reservoir.

4. Picnicking: There are a number of picnic areas around the reservoir where visitors can enjoy a meal outdoors.

5. Camping: There is a campground near the reservoir where visitors can stay overnight.

Where to eat?

1. The food truck scene is alive and well in the greater Boston area, and there’s no shortage of great eats to be had from a truck parked near Mountain Park Reservoir. Check out some of our favorites: Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Mei Mei Street Kitchen, or Bon Me.

2. If you’re looking for a sit-down meal near Mountain Park Reservoir, consider checking out one of the following spots: The Publick House in Brookline, The Blue Room in Newton, or The Grafton Inn in Grafton.

3. Craving something sweet? Check out one of these local favorites for dessert: Toscanini’s Ice Cream in Cambridge, JP Licks in Jamaica Plain, or Mike’s Pastry in Boston.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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