About Rutland Brook
Combined with neighboring conservation lands, Rutland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is part of one the most extensive parcels of uninterrupted protected land in central Massachusetts.
Here, moderate-to-strenuous interlinking trails wind though cathedral-like stands of hemlocks and white pine and along boulder-strewn Rutland Brook.
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- Cooling off on a summer day by walking along the hemlock-lined Rutland Brook.
- The large and impressive porcupine den at the base of a steep ledge.
- Moose signs, especially scrapes on young red maples.
- Educational programs offered through Wachusett Meadow and Broad Meadow Brook wildlife sanctuaries.
Off of Pat Connor Road, Petersham, MA
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Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk
Free, donations appreciated