Blue Trails


A Blue Trail (also known as water trail) is a dedicated stretch of river that enjoys special clean water safeguards and is a destination for fishing, boating and other recreation. Just as hiking trails are designed to help people explore the land, blue trails help people discover rivers. Blue trails provide a fun, exciting way to get kids outdoors, connect communities to treasured landscapes, and are economic drivers benefiting local businesses and quality of life. Blue Trails become a community resource.

Trail opportunities abound in the 4 Rivers region.

  • Swift: Bondsville to Three Rivers-future
  • Lower Quaboag: through Palmer/Monson, future

Lower Ware River Blue Trail note: USGS Gage site drop/rapid – stay left!

Upper Ware River Blue Trail: Be aware of downed trees in the river, Approach with caution, navigate carefully.

Quaboag Trail Note – see updated notes below…

67-9 access note

The original access has had some improvements put in place in the spring of 2022 and is passable. Path has rip rap in place.


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