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Quabbin Reservoir, Massachusetts

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The Quabbin Reservoir is the largest inland body of water in Massachusetts, and was built between 1930 and 1939. Today, along with the Wachusett Reservoir, it is the primary water supply for Boston, some 65 miles (105 km) to the east as well as 40 other communities in Greater Boston. It also supplies water to three towns west of the reservoir and acts as backup supply for three others. By 1989, it supplied water for 2.5 million people, which was about 40% of the state's population at the time. It has an aggregate capacity of 412 billion US gallons (1,560 GL) and an area of 38.6 square miles (99.9 km2).
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  • The Quabbin is a reservoir that provides water for 40+ eastern Mass towns. Bit it is far more than that. Paved paths and roads provide safe walking/running/biking paths suitable for all ages...  more »
  • Many people may not realize that the Quabbin Reservoir is an amazing place to hike and bicycle. There are many legal accessible places or gates to enter the reservoir for these activities. Most...  more »
  • This place could easily be a full day's outing (just bring your own food, there are picnic tables) with all the view stops. Gorgeous scenery. You can climb (and climb and climb) to the top of the...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to hike two fish.... Very peaceful much wildlife... And a ton of history
  • This place has miles of trails and tons of areas of interest. Nice tower you can go up. Awesome place
  • An excellent place to visit, you will love it. There are a hundred thousand acres that you can roam. The scenery is just breathtaking.
  • Beautiful place for a walk. We had a nice quiet picnic by the water.
  • Very pleasant walk and views.
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