About Rutland Brook

Delaney Rock at Rutland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Delaney Rock

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.

Acres

1,779

Trail Mileage

4 miles
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Sanctuary Highlights

  • 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.

Location

Off of Pat Connor Road, Petersham, MA
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Hours

Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Admission

Free, donations appreciated