This is the old RT. 21,  heading to Athol from the former town of North Dana MA. Otherwise know as the gate 35 road.
This is the old RT. 21, heading to Athol from the former town of North Dana MA. Otherwise know as the gate 35 road.
Monson Turnpike Road, North Dana at low water.
Monson Turnpike Road, North Dana at low water.
Russ Mountain with the top up in the fall fog on the left side of the photo.
Russ Mountain with the top up in the fall fog on the left side of the photo.
Lone tree island….
Lone tree island….
North Dana Sunrise, late fall
North Dana Sunrise, late fall
Wild cranberrys
Wild cranberrys
Early morning fall sun over Mount L looking east from Hop Brook Cove.
Early morning fall sun over Mount L looking east from Hop Brook Cove.
Late autumn low water at Quabbin Reservoir
Late autumn low water at Quabbin Reservoir
Hop Brook flowing into the Quabbin
Hop Brook flowing into the Quabbin
The Rabbit Run.  Its the old railroad bed leading to North Dana. Now better known as the gate 35 road.
The Rabbit Run. Its the old railroad bed leading to North Dana. Now better known as the gate 35 road.
One of many beaver ponds in the watershed.
One of many beaver ponds in the watershed.
The small beaver pond below Soapstone Mountain.
The small beaver pond below Soapstone Mountain.
The moon setting over Moore Island on an early autumn morning.
The moon setting over Moore Island on an early autumn morning.
Early morning sun along the gate 35 road. The Quabbin is always low in the fall from heavy summer use by the 48 communities it serves.
Early morning sun along the gate 35 road. The Quabbin is always low in the fall from heavy summer use by the 48 communities it serves.
Low waters in the fall after a hot summer.
Low waters in the fall after a hot summer.
A small tributary that runs into Hop Brook, and then into the Quabbin.
A small tributary that runs into Hop Brook, and then into the Quabbin.
The mouth of the west branch of Fever Brook.
The mouth of the west branch of Fever Brook.
Turkeys are safe as there is no turkey hunting season in the Quabbin….
Turkeys are safe as there is no turkey hunting season in the Quabbin….
As I was closing the Visitors Center one night located at the Winsor Dam, the late afternoon sun was setting in the west and setting the Quabbin Hill on fire with late afternoon sunlight.
As I was closing the Visitors Center one night located at the Winsor Dam, the late afternoon sun was setting in the west and setting the Quabbin Hill on fire with late afternoon sunlight.
Early fall sunrise in the east lighting the west side of the Quabbin  looking towards gate 8 from the Administration Building.
Early fall sunrise in the east lighting the west side of the Quabbin looking towards gate 8 from the Administration Building.
Late fall, North Dana fog dissipates under the sun.
Late fall, North Dana fog dissipates under the sun.
Winsor Dam
Winsor Dam

The Winsor Dam is a half mile long and holds back 512 Billion gallons of water in an 18 mile long valley.

Winsor Dam
Winsor Dam

Here is another view of Winsor Dam. I wouldn't want to mow that with a push mower !

The Quabbin Tower
The Quabbin Tower

You can find this tower open to the public in Quabbin Park from Easter until  a few weeks before Thanksgiving. There is a great view from up on the top floor.

Bye, we're going someplace warm for the winter….like south !
Bye, we're going someplace warm for the winter….like south !
October 1st, 2015  Autumn is coming on at the Quabbin !
October 1st, 2015 Autumn is coming on at the Quabbin !
Early fall day at Quabbin, October 4th, 2015, Moore Island.
Early fall day at Quabbin, October 4th, 2015, Moore Island.
Early morning fog dissipating at Quabbin.   10/6/15
Early morning fog dissipating at Quabbin. 10/6/15
The east branch of Fever Brook at Quabbin on a crisp autumn day.  10/6/15
The east branch of Fever Brook at Quabbin on a crisp autumn day. 10/6/15
Early morning flight
Early morning flight

These Canada geese spend the nights on the Quabbin and the days feeding at Hunts Farm in Orange on whats left of the freshly cut feed corn cut by the tractors as they bring in the crop to feed the cows through the winter. Soon these geese will be heading south for the winter,  9/28/15

Early morning sun on the tops of the mountains in northern Quabbin.  9/14/15
Early morning sun on the tops of the mountains in northern Quabbin. 9/14/15

an iPhone 6 pano…..

Hop Brook, gate 22 Quabbin Reservoir  7AM  11/1/15
Hop Brook, gate 22 Quabbin Reservoir 7AM 11/1/15
Hop Brook running into the Quabbin,  11/1/15
Hop Brook running into the Quabbin, 11/1/15
The water level is going down and a big rain storm is predicted for tonight and tomorrow .  10/28/15
The water level is going down and a big rain storm is predicted for tonight and tomorrow . 10/28/15
Looking south from the mouth of Hop Brook.  10/27/15 at sunrise.
Looking south from the mouth of Hop Brook. 10/27/15 at sunrise.
An adult bald eagle sits on an osprey nesting platform at Quabbin watching the fog disappear with the early sunrise.  10/27/15
An adult bald eagle sits on an osprey nesting platform at Quabbin watching the fog disappear with the early sunrise. 10/27/15
The DCR rental boats are already into their winters hibernation at the New Salem MA boat launch area.  11/9/15
The DCR rental boats are already into their winters hibernation at the New Salem MA boat launch area. 11/9/15
A fairly warm late fall day looking south down Moore Island channel.
A fairly warm late fall day looking south down Moore Island channel.

Like lots of places in Quabbin, you can see some of the thousands of tree stumps left from the "woodpeckers".  Thats what the local resident called the workers that cleared the 18 mile long valley of every tree known to man in the 1930's to create the 412 billion gallon Quabbin Reservoir  11/10/15

Early morning sun on Moore Island, Quabbin Reservoir,  12/16/15.
Early morning sun on Moore Island, Quabbin Reservoir, 12/16/15.
Frosty morning!
Frosty morning!

 Frost and fog at Quabbin.  12/6/16

Sunrise,  December 7th, Northern Quabbin......
Sunrise, December 7th, Northern Quabbin......
  I found a rear end of an old car today in the woods of Quabbin.  I wondered how long this has been standing here against this tree?  1/21/16

I found a rear end of an old car today in the woods of Quabbin.  I wondered how long this has been standing here against this tree?  1/21/16

Low water
Low water

As of December 3rd, 2015 the water level at Quabbin is seven feet below normal.  Or at 88% capacity.   12/4/15

  Early morning sun on the east side of the Prescott Peninsula at the Quabbin reservoir.  10/20/16

Early morning sun on the east side of the Prescott Peninsula at the Quabbin reservoir.  10/20/16

  Early morning fog at Quabbin....  11/30/16

Early morning fog at Quabbin....  11/30/16

  There was a light mist to everything this morning.  Sometimes I find this better for scenics than direct sunlight.  I love the softness that foggy, misty days can bring to photographs.  Harvard Pond, Petersham, MA.  10/22/16

There was a light mist to everything this morning.  Sometimes I find this better for scenics than direct sunlight.  I love the softness that foggy, misty days can bring to photographs.  Harvard Pond, Petersham, MA.  10/22/16

  A look at how low the water is in the Quabbin Reservoir. This is where the mouth of the east branch of the Fever Brook dumps into the Reservoir way back in the distance. Notice the old stonewall now out of water.  11/18/16

A look at how low the water is in the Quabbin Reservoir. This is where the mouth of the east branch of the Fever Brook dumps into the Reservoir way back in the distance. Notice the old stonewall now out of water.  11/18/16

  Cardinal flowers in a drying out stream bed at Quabbin  9/5/16

Cardinal flowers in a drying out stream bed at Quabbin  9/5/16

  I found Jack Frost's house this morning !!    11/28/16

I found Jack Frost's house this morning !!    11/28/16

 This is the old RT. 21,  heading to Athol from the former town of North Dana MA. Otherwise know as the gate 35 road.
Monson Turnpike Road, North Dana at low water.
Russ Mountain with the top up in the fall fog on the left side of the photo.
Lone tree island….
North Dana Sunrise, late fall
Wild cranberrys
Early morning fall sun over Mount L looking east from Hop Brook Cove.
Late autumn low water at Quabbin Reservoir
Hop Brook flowing into the Quabbin
The Rabbit Run.  Its the old railroad bed leading to North Dana. Now better known as the gate 35 road.
One of many beaver ponds in the watershed.
The small beaver pond below Soapstone Mountain.
The moon setting over Moore Island on an early autumn morning.
Early morning sun along the gate 35 road. The Quabbin is always low in the fall from heavy summer use by the 48 communities it serves.
Low waters in the fall after a hot summer.
A small tributary that runs into Hop Brook, and then into the Quabbin.
The mouth of the west branch of Fever Brook.
Turkeys are safe as there is no turkey hunting season in the Quabbin….
As I was closing the Visitors Center one night located at the Winsor Dam, the late afternoon sun was setting in the west and setting the Quabbin Hill on fire with late afternoon sunlight.
Early fall sunrise in the east lighting the west side of the Quabbin  looking towards gate 8 from the Administration Building.
Late fall, North Dana fog dissipates under the sun.
Winsor Dam
Winsor Dam
The Quabbin Tower
Bye, we're going someplace warm for the winter….like south !
October 1st, 2015  Autumn is coming on at the Quabbin !
Early fall day at Quabbin, October 4th, 2015, Moore Island.
Early morning fog dissipating at Quabbin.   10/6/15
The east branch of Fever Brook at Quabbin on a crisp autumn day.  10/6/15
Early morning flight
Early morning sun on the tops of the mountains in northern Quabbin.  9/14/15
Hop Brook, gate 22 Quabbin Reservoir  7AM  11/1/15
Hop Brook running into the Quabbin,  11/1/15
The water level is going down and a big rain storm is predicted for tonight and tomorrow .  10/28/15
Looking south from the mouth of Hop Brook.  10/27/15 at sunrise.
An adult bald eagle sits on an osprey nesting platform at Quabbin watching the fog disappear with the early sunrise.  10/27/15
The DCR rental boats are already into their winters hibernation at the New Salem MA boat launch area.  11/9/15
A fairly warm late fall day looking south down Moore Island channel.
Early morning sun on Moore Island, Quabbin Reservoir,  12/16/15.
Frosty morning!
Sunrise,  December 7th, Northern Quabbin......
  I found a rear end of an old car today in the woods of Quabbin.  I wondered how long this has been standing here against this tree?  1/21/16
Low water
  Early morning sun on the east side of the Prescott Peninsula at the Quabbin reservoir.  10/20/16
  Early morning fog at Quabbin....  11/30/16
  There was a light mist to everything this morning.  Sometimes I find this better for scenics than direct sunlight.  I love the softness that foggy, misty days can bring to photographs.  Harvard Pond, Petersham, MA.  10/22/16
  A look at how low the water is in the Quabbin Reservoir. This is where the mouth of the east branch of the Fever Brook dumps into the Reservoir way back in the distance. Notice the old stonewall now out of water.  11/18/16
  Cardinal flowers in a drying out stream bed at Quabbin  9/5/16
  I found Jack Frost's house this morning !!    11/28/16
This is the old RT. 21, heading to Athol from the former town of North Dana MA. Otherwise know as the gate 35 road.
Monson Turnpike Road, North Dana at low water.
Russ Mountain with the top up in the fall fog on the left side of the photo.
Lone tree island….
North Dana Sunrise, late fall
Wild cranberrys
Early morning fall sun over Mount L looking east from Hop Brook Cove.
Late autumn low water at Quabbin Reservoir
Hop Brook flowing into the Quabbin
The Rabbit Run. Its the old railroad bed leading to North Dana. Now better known as the gate 35 road.
One of many beaver ponds in the watershed.
The small beaver pond below Soapstone Mountain.
The moon setting over Moore Island on an early autumn morning.
Early morning sun along the gate 35 road. The Quabbin is always low in the fall from heavy summer use by the 48 communities it serves.
Low waters in the fall after a hot summer.
A small tributary that runs into Hop Brook, and then into the Quabbin.
The mouth of the west branch of Fever Brook.
Turkeys are safe as there is no turkey hunting season in the Quabbin….
As I was closing the Visitors Center one night located at the Winsor Dam, the late afternoon sun was setting in the west and setting the Quabbin Hill on fire with late afternoon sunlight.
Early fall sunrise in the east lighting the west side of the Quabbin looking towards gate 8 from the Administration Building.
Late fall, North Dana fog dissipates under the sun.
Winsor Dam

The Winsor Dam is a half mile long and holds back 512 Billion gallons of water in an 18 mile long valley.

Winsor Dam

Here is another view of Winsor Dam. I wouldn't want to mow that with a push mower !

The Quabbin Tower

You can find this tower open to the public in Quabbin Park from Easter until  a few weeks before Thanksgiving. There is a great view from up on the top floor.

Bye, we're going someplace warm for the winter….like south !
October 1st, 2015 Autumn is coming on at the Quabbin !
Early fall day at Quabbin, October 4th, 2015, Moore Island.
Early morning fog dissipating at Quabbin. 10/6/15
The east branch of Fever Brook at Quabbin on a crisp autumn day. 10/6/15
Early morning flight

These Canada geese spend the nights on the Quabbin and the days feeding at Hunts Farm in Orange on whats left of the freshly cut feed corn cut by the tractors as they bring in the crop to feed the cows through the winter. Soon these geese will be heading south for the winter,  9/28/15

Early morning sun on the tops of the mountains in northern Quabbin. 9/14/15

an iPhone 6 pano…..

Hop Brook, gate 22 Quabbin Reservoir 7AM 11/1/15
Hop Brook running into the Quabbin, 11/1/15
The water level is going down and a big rain storm is predicted for tonight and tomorrow . 10/28/15
Looking south from the mouth of Hop Brook. 10/27/15 at sunrise.
An adult bald eagle sits on an osprey nesting platform at Quabbin watching the fog disappear with the early sunrise. 10/27/15
The DCR rental boats are already into their winters hibernation at the New Salem MA boat launch area. 11/9/15
A fairly warm late fall day looking south down Moore Island channel.

Like lots of places in Quabbin, you can see some of the thousands of tree stumps left from the "woodpeckers".  Thats what the local resident called the workers that cleared the 18 mile long valley of every tree known to man in the 1930's to create the 412 billion gallon Quabbin Reservoir  11/10/15

Early morning sun on Moore Island, Quabbin Reservoir, 12/16/15.
Frosty morning!

 Frost and fog at Quabbin.  12/6/16

Sunrise, December 7th, Northern Quabbin......

I found a rear end of an old car today in the woods of Quabbin.  I wondered how long this has been standing here against this tree?  1/21/16

Low water

As of December 3rd, 2015 the water level at Quabbin is seven feet below normal.  Or at 88% capacity.   12/4/15

Early morning sun on the east side of the Prescott Peninsula at the Quabbin reservoir.  10/20/16

Early morning fog at Quabbin....  11/30/16

There was a light mist to everything this morning.  Sometimes I find this better for scenics than direct sunlight.  I love the softness that foggy, misty days can bring to photographs.  Harvard Pond, Petersham, MA.  10/22/16

A look at how low the water is in the Quabbin Reservoir. This is where the mouth of the east branch of the Fever Brook dumps into the Reservoir way back in the distance. Notice the old stonewall now out of water.  11/18/16

Cardinal flowers in a drying out stream bed at Quabbin  9/5/16

I found Jack Frost's house this morning !!    11/28/16

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