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Picture curtesy of Trout Unlimited. 

Millers River watershed map

Map retrieved from Millers River Watershed Council.

Towns in the Millers River Watershed:

  • Ashburnham

  • Athol

  • Erving 

  • Gardner

  • Orange 

  • Phillipston

  • Royalston

  • Templeton

  • Warwick

  • Wendell

  • Winchendon

Major Tributaries:
  • Tarbell Brook

  • Otter River

(for a full list of streams, click here)

Organizations working in the Millers River Watershed:
  • Deputy Director for Policy
    Mass Rivers is currently seeking a Deputy Director of Policy. Please click here for a detailed job description and instructions for how to apply.
Millers River Activities
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Walk, Hike, Bike
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Boating & Sailing
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It is safe to swim in the Millers River. If you have have information on good swimming locations, please let us know! 

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Walk, Hike, Bike

Hike, Walk, Run

Walking, hiking, biking locations: 

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Some parts of the Millers River are known for whitewater kayaking. You can find all paddling access points here on the Massachusetts Paddler website


Other paddling locations:

  • The Blue Trail (Templeton). Very popular for canoe racing. 

    • 6 miles long & is good for paddling even in dry periods. ​

    • Paddling launch at Plant Road, off of Route 101, in East Templeton. 

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Boating & Sailing


If you know boating information for the Millers River, please let us know!

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You can fish in the Millers River! Check out the Millers River Fishermen's Association and Fishing the Millers River for more information. 

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