Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Fans of Thornton W. Burgess are no strangers to the setting at Laughing Brook—the children’s author wove his tales around the wild animals that live here. The landscape has changed since Burgess called this land home. The “laughing” brook has at times become a roaring river depositing sand used later by turtles, and strong winds have downed trees leaving behind new shelters for salamanders.
Location: Main Street, Hampden, MA
Hours: Trails, open daily dawn to dusk
Explore Our Trails
Explore 4 miles of trails with a pavilion that overlooks the pond, stone walls, old orchards, glacial erratics, and a lively vernal pool in the spring. Learn More