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Barre Falls Dam


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The Mid-State Hiking Trail traverses the park and provides easy access to this popular local hiking activity. Picnicking, canoeing, fishing and hunting are popular summer sports. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are prominent in winter. Wildlife viewing and scenery observation of the Ware River Watershed are popular year-round. For up-to-date information, call (978) 928-4712.

The Barre Falls Dam is located on the Ware River in Barre, Massachusetts, about 0.3 miles (0.48 km) below the junction of the river's east and west branches and 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Designed and constructed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, this dam substantially reduces flooding along the Ware, Chicopee, and Connecticut rivers. Construction of the project began in May 1956 with completion in July 1958 at a cost of US$2 million.
The Barre Falls reservoir is located within the Upper Ware River Watershed and is part of the Chicopee River Watershed. Access to the site is available from Route 62.

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