America's Scenic Byways

Lost Villages Scenic Byway

29 miles -

The Lost Villages Scenic Byway winds past historic town centers, working farms, scenic rivers, and majestic forests. The byway derives its name from the many areas once settled that were abandoned, or virtually abandoned, as a result of changes to human settlement patterns, such as the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir and its aqueduct system and other historic events. Vestiges of the former Town of Dana, Coldbrook Springs, White Valley Village, old farm settlements, and more await interested visitors.

Along the byway, you’ll find opportunities for recreational activities, such hiking trails, state forests, river access points, and other cultural and recreational features.