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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Upcoming Programs

February 27, 2021 (Saturday) 10:00am-12:00pm
Laughing Brook has a great diversity of both wildlife and plant life and winter is a great time to explore the trails. This mo... Learn More >
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Explore Our Trails

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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

Program Catalog

The nearby Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone. Find a program