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If you want to take a trip back in time when life offered a gentler pace, you'll want to explore Otis.

Otis This largely unspoiled, rural area is the site of the Otis Reservoir, the largest recreational body of water in Massachusetts. You can rent a canoe to tour the shoreline, or rent a boat and motor for fishing. For the avid trout fisherman, the nearby Farmington River is famous for its stock. There is a state forest which offers camping opportunities, or trailer camps for your RV, or a variety of bed and breakfast establishments.

Despite its delightfully preserved "backwoods" character, Otis has several good restaurants and fascinating shops that have retained their historic flavor. You can even find a post office that still uses the original bronze post boxes of its 19th century origins. Otis' most wonderful treasure, however, is the friendliness and warmth of her people. Take a trip back to a kinder, gentler era - visit Otis!