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Central Region stocked with helpful visitor centers

485 Ware Road / Route 9 (3 miles east of intersection of routes 9 and 202) Belchertown, MA Phone: 413-323-7221

Quabbin Reservoir is one of the largest man-made public water supplies in the United States, permitting shoreline fishing, hiking, bicycling, walking, bird watching, snowshoeing, and hunting with restrictions. The Quabbin Interpretive Services Program operates the Quabbin Visitor Center and provides general information.
Hours: Daily, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Office may not be staffed at all times).
Information: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/quabbin.htm

Blackstone Valley Visitors Bureau

110 Church Street Whitinsville, MA Phone: 508-234-9090

Tourist information and referrals.
HOurs: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Information: www.blackstonevalley.org/tourism/visitor

Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center

Route 2 westbound, between exits 35 and 34 Lancaster, MA Phone: 978-534-2302

This "Gateway to North Central Massachusetts" offers rest rooms, picnic tables under shady apple trees, pamphlets of local places to stay, eat and play at like pick your own orchards, petting zoo's, bed and breakfast stays or indoor water parks. Many books on Johnny Applseed and a small sampling of Johnny Appleseed memorabilia. Johnny Appleseed Logo Products are also available. The Country Store has many local products for sale year round like jam, jellies, local honey, fudge, maple syrup products, local apple cider. Also hot coffee, cold soda and snack items.
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Information: www.facebook.com/JohnnyAppleseedCountry