Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

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

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Explore Our Trails

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Explore Our Trails

We have 4 miles of trails with a pond overlook, stone walls, old orchards, and a vernal pool. See trail map >

Upcoming Programs

May 22, 2021 (Saturday) 7:00-8:30am
Rise early and join us for a bird walk during the peak weeks for migrating songbirds. We will take a leisurely walk looking fo... Learn More >
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