Brooks Woodland Preserve

Petersham, Massachusetts

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Two miles SE of Petersham Center. Three short hikes explore this preserve, traveling along pond, river, and brook, with the brook hike ending at the Indian grinding stones. Special attractions: Swift River, Moccasin Brook, and Connor's Pond Indian grinding stones; stone walls and foundations dating back to the early 1800s; fall foliage; deer, fox, beaver, porcupine, and a host of birds.
Hiking Southern New England

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Hiking Southern New England

by Rhonda & Greg Ostertag (Falcon Guides)

Two miles SE of Petersham Center. Three short hikes explore this preserve, traveling along pond, river, and brook, with the brook hike ending at the Indian grinding stones.

Special attractions: Swift River, Moccasin Brook, and Connor's Pond Indian grinding stones; stone walls and foundations dating back to the early 1800s; fall foliage; deer, fox, beaver, porcupine, and a host of birds.

©  Rhonda & Greg Ostertag/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Petersham
Distance: 1.75
Elevation Gain: 50 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Spring through fall, dawn to dusk.
Local Contacts: Central Regional Office, The Trustees of Reservation, 508-840-4446
Local Maps: Brooks Woodland preserve, North Common Meadow, Swift River Reservation map. Purchase a copy from The Trustees of Reservations, Central Regional Office, prior to touring.
Driving Directions: Directions to Brooks Woodland Preserve

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