Central Mass Quabbin Loop

Miles 173
Ride Time 05:30 w/o stops
Endpoints West Boylston, MA, Sterling, MA
Surface Paved

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NER Notes

Nice ride along some of the best roads in central Massachusetts. Highlights include Mt. Wachusett, MA 62, MA 122, Quabbin Reservoir, MA 32A, and ice cream at Rota Spring Farm.┬áLunch is at McCarthy’s Pub in Belchertown.

Part 1 = 92 miles,┬áPart 2 – 81 miles.

NER Rating

  • Central Mass Quabbin Loop
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    • Scenery

    • Attractions

    • Traffic


    This is an excellent route for Central Massachusetts. The roads are fun and the scenery is good.


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Average Rider Rating
Central Mass Quabbin Loop 4.00/5 (3 Reviews )

  • Central Mass Quabbin Loop

    Jun 8, 2020

    • Rider Rating


    Nice ride. Roads for the most part were great, though there were a couple very bumpy short sections. The ride up Wachusett costs $5/vehicle and is often crowded on weekends, so you may consider skipping the two Via points on the mountain.

    I'd recommend stopping by the Quabbin visitor's center for a nice photo op right next to the water, before heading up to the Enfield Overlook. The Mobil station in Belchertown has been torn down, but there should be other options nearby. Due to the pandemic, we bought sandwiches at the Petersham Country Store on the way out, then ate at Enfield Lookout while enjoying the view. McCarthy's is a good stop, though, when/if things get back to normal.

    How were the road conditions at the time you RECENTLY rode?

    Very Good - minor imperfections

  • Central Mass Quabbin Loop

    May 23, 2020

    • Rider Rating


    This is a very good ride for the region. The curves and scenery are great by Central Mass. standards. Very enjoyable with great stops at Mount Wachusett and the Enfield Lookout in Quabbin Park.

    How were the road conditions at the time you RECENTLY rode?

    Very Good - minor imperfections

  • Central Mass Quabbin Loop

    Apr 24, 2020

    • Rider Rating


    How were the road conditions at the time you RECENTLY rode?

    Very Good - minor imperfections