Have you ever longed to find some secluded hilltop and just sit peacefully, letting the breeze and quietness lull your senses? I have, and Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon has one of the best views in the region. The stunted cedar trees and the sheer rock walls give the illusion that this is a hilltop in Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont. And for a view this good, the trail to the top is surprisingly gentle.
The sanctuary has varied topography, much of which was once farmland, now reverted back to forest. More than 400 species of wildflowers grow here, and due to the high elevations found in the sanctuary there are yellow and white birches to add to the feeling of being in the North Country. There are no moose here, but the origin of the sanctuary’s name is from the moose that were said to inhabit the area in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Highlights: Panoramic views, fields, forest, wide diversity of plant and animal life.
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