About Lake Wampanoag

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Since Lake Wampanoag is one of Mass Audubon's less-visited wildlife sanctuaries, it’s easy to be alone in this beautiful setting. That is, of course, if you don’t count the fascinating wildlife that inhabit this sanctuary like moose, bears, deer, bobcats, and coyotes.

The ecologically managed grasslands are mowed late in the season to support the breeding Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows that nest here during the summer.

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.

Location

Raymond Street, Gardner, MA
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Hours

Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Admission

Free, donations appreciated