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Swift River Reservation

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Nichewaug Road, Petersham, MA 01366
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Short easy hike

I visited Swift river this past winter after a snowfall. Parked on the Ware / Belchertown border in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shutter G
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Ludlow, Massachusetts
Porcupine and Pigs!

Gorgeous day at Swift River. We walked a combination of trails; red to blue to River Trail, yellow... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
NekoCat
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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A landscape that supported Colonial-era farming has returned to a natural environment of forest and swamp, fields and uplands, laced by seven miles of trails and old roads.
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“ware” (2 reviews)
“holes” (2 reviews)
“cellar” (2 reviews)
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Nichewaug Road, Petersham, MA 01366
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Swift river this past winter after a snowfall. Parked on the Ware / Belchertown border in a little parking area. Lots of people were there fly fishing. Apparently this section of the river never freezes as it is fed from the Quabbin reservoir....More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous day at Swift River. We walked a combination of trails; red to blue to River Trail, yellow loop and Carruth Trail. It took about 3 hours, including stopping for photos and a few breaks. This is a beautiful property with lots of rock walls,...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great spot showing the boundary between forest and open space in central MA. Trail head with parking and access to walking trails in the areas surrounding the Quabbin watershed.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great hiking. Good excersize without being too strenuous. Enjoyed the river and woods. We are lunch sitting on the bridge.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Well maintained and well marked Reservation. I visited a couple of cellar holes and ran in the Slab City tract/Harvard forest. Plenty of trails/dirt roads to run on or hike and a lot of history (old cellar holes and former fields).

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Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

This place was named katydid because of the grasshoppers would sing we would pick blueberries and lay in the field and listen to them sing kadydid kadydid over and over also the river drifted right there and we would swim and the water was so...More

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