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MA Towns in the Quinebaug River Watershed:

  • Brimfield

  • Charlton

  • Dudley

  • Holland

  • Sturbridge

  • Southbridge

  • Wales

Major Tributaries in MA:

  • Breakneck Brook

  • Cady Brook

  • Cohasse Brook

  • Hatchet Brook

  • Hamant Brook 

  • Hobbs Brook

  • Lebanon Brook

  • Mill Brook

  • McIntyre Brook

  • McKinstry Brook

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Quinebaug River Activities
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Walk, Hike, Bike
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Boating & Sailing
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Please contact us with any information about swimming in the Quinebaug River.

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Walk, Hike, Bike

Hike, Walk, Run

Walking, hiking, and biking locations:

  • Quinebaug River Valley Rail Trail and Bikeway (Dudley). This trail runs for 3.8 miles and is moderately trafficked. There are views of the river and a variety of activity options (horseback riding included). It is best to utilize the trail between April and November.  

    • For a map of the rail trail, click here.  

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Paddling locations in the watershed:

  • Quinebaug River Water Trail. Paddle for 45 miles along the Quinebaug River! 

    • Click here for more information. ​

    • Massachusetts trails:

      • Holland Pond in Holland to East Brimfield Lake in Sturbridge

      • Paper Mill Pond in Dudley to Favyan, West Thompson, CT

  • Check out this paddle guide for more paddling spots! 

Parking options: 

  • There is free parking on Pond Bridge Road in Holland and at the East Brimfield Boat Ramp off of Route 20 on the Brimfield/Sturbridge town line. 

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Boating & Sailing


Please contact us with any information about boating the Quinebaug River.

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Fishing is allowed anywhere along the Quinebaug River and the East Brimfield Reservoir if you have a Massachusetts state license. 

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