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Harvard Forest Trail

Petersham, Massachusetts

2.27 mi / 397 ft gain

Swift River Yellow Loop

Petersham, Massachusetts

2.97 mi / 407 ft gain

Yellow, Dropdown, and Carruth Loop

Petersham, Massachusetts

2.61 mi / 374 ft gain

Rutland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Petersham, Massachusetts

2.19 mi / 374 ft gain

Cloven Rock, Davis, and River's Edge Loop

Petersham, Massachusetts

2.03 mi / 420 ft gain

Dana Commons

Petersham, Massachusetts

7.3 mi / 564 ft gain

Quabbin Reservoir via Gate 40

Petersham, Massachusetts

8.21 mi / 292 ft gain

Midstate Trail Northbound- Barr Falls to Wachusett Meadows

Hubbardston, Massachusetts

10.9 mi / 968 ft gain

Quabbin Reservoir

Hardwick, Massachusetts

14.75 mi / 1063 ft gain

Places to stay

Tully Lake Recreation Area (Ma)

Athol, Massachusetts

Tully Lake Recreation Area (Ma)

Buffumville Lake (Group Shelters)

Charlton, Massachusetts

Buffumville Lake (Group Shelters)

Westville Recreation Area

Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Westville Recreation Area

Edward Mac Dowell Lake Day Use Facilities

Peterborough, New Hampshire

Edward Mac Dowell Lake Day Use Facilities

Camp Cozie Nook

Camp Cozie Nook

From $70 / night

Northampton / Springfield KOA Holiday

Westhampton, Massachusetts

Northampton / Springfield KOA Holiday

Guides and stories

 5 Tips for Finding Beautiful Fall Foliage in Massachusetts

5 Tips for Finding Beautiful Fall Foliage in Massachusetts

Gustavo Quiros

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