111 N. Main St
Petersham, MA 01366
|Clamber Hill Inn & Restaurant
Central Massachusetts is the forgotten area between Boston and the
Berkshires but actually contains some of the best features and most
beautiful scenery in the state of Massachusetts.
Central Massachusetts is low, slow and under the radar but the fact
that it is a tourist destination is attested to by the number of beautiful
inns in the area. Innkeepers living in this region, have become
experts on where to find museums such as Old Sturbridge Village or
the Basketball Hall of Fame, arts & crafts shows, country fairs,
farmer's markets, concert venues and antique shops as well as the best
places to hike, swim, canoe and fish.
The area around the Quabbin Reservoir is particularly lovely,
especially the quaint historic towns of Petersham, Hardwick and New
Salem. The Quabbin Reservoir, created in the 1930's to serve as a
drinking water reservoir for Boston, is called the "Accidental
Wildnerness" and has had a large impact on the region, encouraging
the growth of conservation land and dividing it from the more active,
energetic Pioneer Valley.
Fishing is allowed on the Quabbin between April and October with
boat rentals at Gate 32 near Clamber Hill. Bald Eagles live along it's
southeastern shoreline and can be seen from the Enfield Lookout in
February and March. Walnut Hill Tracking Center conducts
tracking classes for all ages and levels using the gates at the northern
end of the Quabbin.
The North Quabbin Region has a extremely high percentage of
conservation land making it a hiker's paradise. The nine towns in
this untouched region of Central Massachusetts are Athol, Erving,
New Salem, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Warwick and
Wendell. The Trustees of Reservation, a preservation society which
collects landscape treasures, own twelve properties in Central
Massachusetts, nine of which are less than 30 minutes from Clamber
Hill Inn and all of which are great places to hike.
The Quabbin Reservoir
|111 N. Main St.
Petersham MA 01366
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