Shutesbury lies on 27.11 square miles along the southern border of Franklin County and the border of Hampshire County. It is a rural town bordered by Wendell to the north, New Salem to the east, Pelham to the south, Amherst to the southwest, and Leverett to the west. The town lies at the northern end of the western branch of the Quabbin Reservoir. The West Branch of the Swift River still flows through town to the reservoir, and the eastern half of town is defined by the hills leading to the river. The brooks in the eastern part of town lead to this river, while the brooks in the western part of town flow towards the Towanucksett/Fort River.
Shutesbury State Forest, is a 845-acre forest that offers fishing, hunting and hiking. It is located off Cooleyville Road. Call 413-367-0317 for further information.
Lake Wyola offers swimming, fishing and boating. There is a state park beach on Lakeview Road. Boating is permitted but vehicles must be launched from the public boat ramp off of Locks Pond Road. From Route 63, take North Leverett Road. From Route 202, take Prescott Road to Wendell Road. For more information call 413-367-0317