More Than Water

Quabbin Reservoir is one of the largest unfiltered water supplies in the United States. The 412 billion gallon reservoir covers 39 square miles with 181 miles of shoreline, providing 3 million people with drinking water. And yet, a visit to the reservoir offers so much more than water!

Birders can see Bald Eagles and other birds from the Enfield Lookout. The former town of Enfield was abandoned to make way for the reservoir.
Foliage and water view from the Enfield Lookout.
New Hampshire’s Mt. Monadnock as seen from the Lookout.
Water views from the Main Gate.
Although the foliage is past peak, the woods glow with golden and brown tones.
The Quabbin Tower provides an expansive view of the reservoir.
Miles of hiking trails are perfect for those who prefer off-the-road treks.
Numerous picnic and scenic areas provide a welcome rest.
Trails of different levels of difficulty offer something for everyone.
Quabbin is known as a prime destination for photographers.
The Quabbin Spillway is much dryer than in previous years.
Great views from the Winsor Dam are accessible to all.

Something Told The Wild Geese

Something Told the Wild Geese    
by Rachel Field     

Something told the wild geese     
It was time to go.     
Though the fields lay golden
Something whispered,—‘Snow.’
Leaves were green and stirring,
Berries, luster-glossed,
But beneath warm feathers
Something cautioned,—‘Frost.’
All the sagging orchards
Steamed with amber spice,
But each wild breast stiffened
At remembered ice.
Something told the wild geese
It was time to fly,—
Summer sun was on their wings,
Winter in their cry.