Quabbin Reservoir

Autumn at Quabbin Reservoir

One of the country’s largest man-made public water supplies, Quabbin Reservoir dominates the landscape in Western Massachusetts. Supplying much of the drinking water to the greater Boston area, the reservoir is heavily protected by its surroundings with the aim of…

Robin Hood Lake

Ringed with names like King Richard Drive and Will Scarlet Drive, Robin Hood Lake in the Western region of Massachusetts conjures images of another time and place. The small private lake is surrounded by a community of permanent and seasonal…

Pontoosuc Lake

Sunrays off the lake

Pontoosuc Lake is in the heart of the Berkshires, straddling the border between the City of Pittsfield and the Town of Lanesborough in the Western region of Massachusetts Visitors have been flocking to the Berkshires since the 1800’s, fleeing the…

Onota Lake

Blue Heron

Tucked away in the gently rolling hills of the Berkshires and surrounded by the City of Pittsfield, Onota Lake is a fantastic destination in the western region of Massachusetts. With 617 acres of water, the lake has more than enough…

Big Pond

Heron

Big Pond in western Massachusetts has been known by many names, including Big Benton Pond, Great Lake, and even Lake Winiscutt. Regardless of its name, Big Pond is a beautiful fish-filled lake with more than enough water for both boaters…

Ashmere Lake

Lotus

Ashmere Lake is a small, quiet lake tucked away in western Massachusetts. The 217-acre lake is surrounded by beautiful rural countryside in the towns of Hinsdale and Peru. Ashmere Lake offers easy accessibility to all of the Berkshires’ attractions, making…

Otis Reservoir

A storm arising

She sits by herself on the dock at Otis Reservoir; the coffee steaming in her mug mirrors the mist coming off the water of the lake. Her husband left at dawn in search of his own trophy largemouth bass. It…

Buckley Dunton Lake

Hidden beauty

At first glance, it seems like there is nothing around Buckley Dunton Lake, near Becket in western Massachusetts – that is, nothing but trees and wildlife. It’s relatively small, only 161 acres, and shallow, just 10 feet deep, and its…