Regional Recreational Activities & Services

Millers River Watershed CouncilThe Millers River watershed is rich in opportunities for outdoor activity. The area is abundant in woods, streams and mountainous terrain. Come explore and enjoy the area. Remember to “leave no trace,” but keep the memories.

Mormon Hollow Brook, Wendell State Forest

The best way to find out about regional activities is to refer to the recreation guide at North Quabbin Woods.

Millers River Blue Trail
Otter River
Tully Lake, Long Pond
Annual River Rat Race


The River Rat Race!

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Bird Watching:
Athol Bird and Nature Club

Millers Trout Unlimited
Millers River Fishermans Association

Western Mass Climbing Coalition

Flagg’s Fly and Tackle, Orange – kayak sales, tackle, custom flies, bait, licenses, rod repairs, guide services.
Piragis Boats & Motors, Athol – boats, canoes, and kayaks as well as motors and accessories.  Service on boats and motors.  Local fishing and boating information.
Rocky Ridge Outfitters, Athol – small specialty shop featuring gear for Earth travel.
Trailhead, Orange – outdoor gear, inflatable kayaks, maps, gifts, gourmet food, and much more.

Need a ride? Contact: (great paddling shuttle for the Blue Trail-Athol/Orange)

Community Transit Services, Inc.

573 South Street, Athol, MA 01331
978-575-9966 ~ Fax 978-575-9984
Contact: David Bachelder or Melissa Burbank

Community Transit Services (CTS) provides a public dial-a-ride service in the Athol, Orange area. Transportation is provided for work, medical appointments, shopping, education and other quality of life services. CTS also provides a feeder service to the fixed route bus system that is operated between Greenfield and the Gardner/Winchendon area by FRTA and MART.