About Lake Wampanoag

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Since Lake Wampanoag is one of the lesser visited wildlife sanctuaries, it’s easy to be alone there. That is, of course, if you don’t count the fascinating wildlife that inhabit this sanctuary including moose, bears, deer, bobcats, and coyotes. The ecologically managed grasslands (i.e. mowing late in the season) support Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows.

Acres

377

Trail Mileage

1 mile

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Diversity of dragonflies and butterflies along the mowed paths of Meadow Trail in summer and fall.
  • Bark that has been stripped by moose on young red maples along the trail.
  • Forests with red spruce and balsam fir, providing a flavor of northern woods.
  • Programs offered through Wachusett Meadow and Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuaries.