The Ashley Reservoir Loop is an easy 3.5 mile trail located in Holyoke, Massachusetts off of Rt-202. The reservoir offers views and a wide mostly-flat gravel path. This is a very popular location but the trail is long enough to provide some level of privacy. The shallow banks of Ashley Pond also offer great views of fish; however, fishing is not allowed.
There's a modest parking lot along Westfield Rd and street parking is available during peak season at the coordinates provided.
Dogs are not allowed at Ashley Reservoir. Note that a hiker left a trip report in early 2021 after being fined for having their dog on-leash at Ashley Reservoir along the Wright Pond Inner Loop. Because of this, we suggest leaving your furry friends at home for this reservoir loop hike as well.
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