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Lake Quinsigamond is a long lake in the eastern part of Worcester, located near the Umass Medical Center. Lake Ave. runs alongside the western end of the lake, for 4 miles between Sunderland Rd. and I-290. The run along the lake is a mixed bag — some sections very pleasant with lake views, and other sections that are less attractive and busier with cars. There’s a decent shoulder/sidewalk in some sections but not in others. A good stretch is between Quinsigamond Lake Park and Quinsigamond State Park. At Lake Park, there are some additional trails just inland from the lake that are nice for running. Also, there are nice trails at nearby Perkins Farm.
- Lake Ave. runs up for 3.6 miles one-way
- Quinsigamond State Park or Quinsigamond Lake Park are good starting points
- Parking at Quinsigamond State Park or Quinsigamond Lake Park
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