The Hadley Reservoir in Hadley, Massachusetts is a short 0.3 mile loop hike to the reservoir and back to parking.
The Hadley Reservoir (aka the Bay Road Reservoir) is a popular spot to cool down during the Summer and you can often find a decent amount of cars parked in the lot on hot days. The trail leads in about 0.1 miles before reaching a small trail on the right that leads down to the reservoir. If you skip the first trail on your right, you can take the 2nd trail on your right, which leads to the same place. This recording heads in and takes the 2nd right-hand turn, follows the reservoir to the north shore, and then heads out along the trail at the 1st right-hand turn from the main trail.
This area has a ton of unnamed and unblazed trails that run through the woods here, so this is just one small section. Hunting seems to be allowed in these woods as well, so wear orange during hunting season.
Map: Please note that the default ESRI topographic map tiles do not display the reservoir for some reason. Use the map toggle below the map to view the Google Maps tiles to see where the trail lies next to the reservoir.
Parking: Please note that only permit parking is allowed at the parking lot here. If you're a Hadley resident, you can read about how to get a permit here. If you do not have a permit, you're parking at your own risk of getting towed at your own expense. If you're concerned about being towed, you can park at Hampshire College across the street and walk over to the trailhead, since Hampshire College likely won't tow your vehicle.
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