The Connecticut River Greenway connects parks and other areas along the Connecticut River. Up to 8 parks are accessible from the greenway as you follow it across the state. You'll find river access with public boat ramps all along the river.
Hopkinton State Park includes a little bit of everything: 1,500 acres of forest crisscrossed by hiking trails, beaches, stocked fishing, first-come-first-served picnic areas, and a reservable group picnic site.
Quabbin Reservoir is one of the largest unfiltered water supplies in the United States. Along with the Wachusett Reservoir and Ware River, it is the source of high quality water for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority water supply system. The 412 billion gallon reservoir covers 39 square miles with 181 miles of shoreline. Recreational activities are regulated and limited to protect 3 million people’s drinking water.
Quinsigamond State Park consists of two sites. The Regatta Point area offers facilities for swimming, sailing, picnicking and fishing. The Lake Park area provides a number of recreational opportunities including a picnic area, swimming beach and tennis courts.