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Jabish Brook Conservation Area

Belchertown
Hiking trails
Easy to Moderate
Free

Located between Rt. 202 and Quabbin Reservoir, Jabish Brook Conservation Area offers a beautifully forested landscape crossed by a pristine brook. The land rises gently eastward toward the reservoir. This is one of the Town of Belchertown’s primary conservation areas, with a well-developed set of trails and a footbridge crossing the brook. The loop trail is approximately 2 miles long. The entrance is 2.2 miles north of the Rt. 9/Rt. 202 intersection in Belchertown: Look for a small, brown sign.

What You Can Do There

What to Look For

  • Attractive footbridge for brook viewing and small rock tossing
  • Variety of ferns and wildflowers
  • Mossy streams spanned by small crossings

This is a Great Place For

  • Hikers
  • Families with young children
  • Birders
  • Anyone interested in plant identification

You Should Know

  • Open to the public from dawn to dusk
  • Small, unpaved parking area available
  • Trails are not cleared of snow/ice in winter

Contact for More Information

Belchertown Conservation Commission
2 Jabish Street Belchertown, MA 01007
Erica Cross, Conservation Administrator
413-323-0405
ecross@belchertown.org

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