Below you will see a series of images with their descriptions for this Entry: Gate 30. For those who are not familiar with this site, click HERE for photographs and a detailed account of this location.
Location: New Salem, MA
Latitude: 42º 32’ 4.159”
Longitude: 72º 18’ 7.157”
As shown, the map below shows an area of the North Quabbin Reservoir region, in the Quabbin Valley of Massachusetts. This maps faces north and features boundaries beginning in the lower-left (southeast) portion of the map at Shutesbury Road in New Salem, Massachusetts. Follow north along Route 202 to New Salem Center, and northwest along Wendell Road and Moosehorn Road, then reaching eastward, crossing Route 202 again and extending to an area east of Blackington Road, edged by North and South Spectacle Ponds in New Salem, Massachusetts. Moving south along the eastern portion of the East Quabbin Watershed, to the vicinity of Soapstone Hill and Gate 36 in the Quabbin Reservoir. This map features locations such as those mentioned already, in addition to Fishing Area 1 (FA1), several brooks, Gates 22-36, hills including Rattlesnake Hill [North], Pittman Hill, Adams Hill, and Harris Hill,Bassett, Moore, Snell, Hamilton, & Nelson Islands, and Bassett Pond. The feature for this Entry is Gate 30, located on Route 122 in New Salem, Massachusetts, immediately south of the turn at Route 202, directly across from Orange Road, and on what is known as Orange-Millington Road. Iconic landmarks for this site include Keystone Bridge, a site explained in the link above.
Yellow lines indicate paved or frequently used roads open to the public. Some extensions of these roads may be blocked and/or restricted.
Red diagonal lines indicate restricted areas
Green, dotted lines indicate hiking pathways
Brown lines indicate roads once used before the flooding of the Reservoir.
Blue lines indicate brooks, streams, creeks, or other flowing waters. Any filled in blue shape indicates a body of water. Any blue outline of a shape indicates a bog, swamp, or other still/stagnant waters.
Any marks in pencil indicate a description of their location.
All Quabbin Waters shown are unrestricted.
Google Street Views of the area immediately outside Gate 30. Image 1 shows Route 122 as seen traveling southward; Orange Road on the left and the parking area to Gate 30 on the right. Image 2 shows the view of the parking area, with the actual gate faintly visible.
An aerial Google image of the Swift River snaking toward Gate 30, as well as the actual location of Keystone Bridge, hovering over the Swift River as it passes through on its way to the reservoir. Shown in the 2nd image is the distance from the gate to where the bridge begins at 176.75’ (.033 miles).
The outlet that meets up with inbound trails from Gate 29 and leading into an area formerly known as Millington.
Topographic maps pointing toward Gate 30 and Keystone Bridge. 2nd image shows a close-up with a red circle, inside of which both items fall.
A map showing bicycle access throughout the Gate 30 area, illustrating how the road network can traverse from as far north as Gate 29, reaching as far south as the lands surrounding Soapstone Hill.