About Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

With everything from large red oaks to extensive wetlands, Eagle Lake supports a wealth of wildlife.

The canopy of mature forest provides nesting sites for Scarlet Tanagers, Great Crested Flycatchers, and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. The pond attracts numerous waterfowl during spring and fall migration.



Trail Mileage

2 miles
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Sanctuary Highlights

  • Many pleasant overlooks of Eagle Lake as you hike the trail.
  • The white and pink flowers of mountain laurel, which blossoms in late spring.
  • The walk along Asnebumskit Brook to admire the bright red cardinal flower in late summer and large oaks year-round.
  • Barred Owls sunning on tree branches during winter.
  • Public programs sometimes scheduled through Broad Meadow Brook and Wachusett Meadow wildlife sanctuaries.


Causeway Street, Holden, MA
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Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk


Free, donations appreciated