About Nashoba Brook

Woods with fern ground cover at Mass Audubon Nashoba Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Migrating songbirds rest and feed in the fields and woodlands of Nashoba Brook. Foxes, owls, and hawks hunt for small prey in the grass, by the stream, or atop stonewalls.

This mostly wooded property consists of various sanctuary parcels, and the Town of Westford’s Richard Emmet Conservation Land.



Trail Mileage

3.6 miles

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Recently added trails on the Emmet Words section of the sanctuary, across Route 225.
  • Northern Red-backed Salamanders, often found beneath rocks or rotting logs.
  • Short loop trail through a white pine-oak forest and wetland habitat and past Vine Brook, a bog, and a pond.
  • Trail connections to the town of Westford's Richard Emmet Conservation Land that enable you to extend the length of your hike.
  • Vernal pool that comes alive each spring with Wood Frogs and Spotted Salamanders.


Concord Road/Route 225, Westford, MA Get Directions >
Managed by Central Properties


Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk


Free, donations appreciated