The Town of Athol and North Quabbin Region generally are rife with activities for visitors. Visit the North Quabbin Chamber and Visitors Bureau Web site by clicking on the icon to the right.
Is your front yard hot and uninviting? Add some shade with a maple tree or some color with a flowering crab. Perhaps you would like to grow apples for your family to enjoy.
The Athol Shade Tree Commission is pleased to announce the 2017 shade tree applications are now being accepted. The town of Athol provides the Commission with a small amount of seed money which is enhanced with fundraising efforts of Commissioners and volunteers.
Applications for shade trees will be accepted at any time. Selections will be made from applications arriving by April 13 each year. Priority will be given to residents whose site enhances the visual appeal of the neighborhood. Only one application per property. The Athol Shade Tree Commission reserves the right to deny an application if the proposed site does not meet ASTC guidelines.
Landowners are required to dig the hole and physically plant the tree. You must also keep it watered through the first growing season to ensure success.
Athol Parks & Greenway Network
The Town of Athol has parks and trails for every age, ability, and interest, from recreational fields to pristine conservation areas.
A collection of parks and open space in and around downtown Athol, click here for an overview.Parks Linked by the Network
Millers River Park (at Library)
Watershed Park - History of the Watershed Council
Lakes & Beaches
Lake Ellis and Silver Lake
Millers River Blue Trail (paddling)
- Alan E. Rich Environmental Park
- Athol History Trail
- Athol Open Space and Recreation Committee
- Athol Parks and Greenway Network
- Bearsden Conservation Area
- Cass Meadow North
- Cass Meadow South
- Charles Comstock Conservation Area
- Conservation Area Rules and Regulations (DRAFT)
- Conservation Lands Management
- Fish Park
- Lake Park
- Lakes & Beaches
- Millers River Environmental Center
- Millers River Park
- Minnie French Conservation Area
- Newton Reservoir
- Outdoor Activities
- Regional Trail Links
- Shore Drive Overlook - Millers River
- Silver Lake Park
- South Athol Conservation Area
- Von Dy Rowe 1/2 Acre Conservation Area
- Watershed Park