About Pierpont Meadow

Loop Trail at Pierpont Meadow

Nature has reclaimed parts of this former farmland that was, at one time, entirely cleared for agricultural purposes. Stone walls still stand amidst pine groves and along the edge of meadows. Valuable shrubland provides nesting habitat for a number of declining bird species such as the brown thrasher and eastern towhee.

Acres

211

Trail Mileage

0.75

Sanctuary Highlights

  • A small cottage located near the isolated shoreline of Pierpont Meadow Pond, available for rental to Mass Audubon members from May to October. The cottage accommodates five, is fully furnished, and includes a canoe.
  • Firefly-filled meadows during the summer.
  • Beaver activity at dusk at the small pond on Marsh Road.
  • Programs occasionally offered through Wachusett Meadow and Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuaries.