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Brooks Woodland: Connor's Pond TractBrooks Woodland: Connor's Pond Tract


Quaker Drive
Petersham, MA
978-840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

One- to two-mile loop trails lead visitors on gentle hikes through dense and more open woodlands. More ...

FishingPet FriendlyHikingHorseback RidingMountain BikingCross-country SkiingFamily Activities


Brooks Woodland: Roaring Brook TractBrooks Woodland: Roaring Brook Tract


East Street
Petersham, MA
978-840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

Three miles of trails - loops through woodland and swamp, across Roaring Brook, and up, down and around a hill. More ...

Cross-country SkiingPet FriendlyMountain BikingHorseback RidingHikingFishingFamily Activities


Brooks Woodland: Swift River, Connor's Pond, & Roaring Brook TractsBrooks Woodland: Swift River, Connor's Pond, & Roaring Brook Tracts


Petersham, MA
978-840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

Three tracts of extensive trails through mixed forest and mountain laurel, criss-crossed by stone walls and a rich Native American and colonial history. More ...

Cross-country SkiingPet FriendlyMountain BikingHorseback RidingHikingFishingFamily ActivitiesNo ATVs/ORVs


John BurkJohn Burk


32 Sunset Lane
Petersham, MA
978-430-4262
Website
jbphotos2002@yahoo.com

Freelance nature/outdoor photographer and writer who captures local landscapes and rare wildlife encounters.

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Bill ByrneBill Byrne


PO Box 811
Petersham, MA
978-724-8875

Professional wildlife photography.

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Clamber Hill Inn and RestaurantClamber Hill Inn and Restaurant


111 North Main Street
Petersham, MA
888-374-0007
Website
relax@clamberhill.com

Award winning inn located on a secluded 33-acre estate in the North Quabbin. Wine and whiskey tasting events.

Pet FriendlyLodgingFood and/or DiningServices


Colonial Hill Alpaca FarmColonial Hill Alpaca Farm


235 North Main Street
Petersham, MA
Website
978-724-0301
tcemmrich@verizon.net

Alpacas, alpaca apparel, fine crafts, locally made home-spun alpaca yarn, hand painted yarn, bed & breakfast.

LodgingLocally  MadeFarms / OrchardsShoppingArts & Crafts| Fiber Arts |


The Country Store in Petersham


2 North Main Street
Petersham, MA
978-724-0000

Café serving breakfast and lunch. Also a local source for groceries, gifts, art, antiques, wine, beer, and soft-serve ice cream. Two-thirds of inventory is local.

Food and/or DiningLocally  MadeShoppingAntiques


EarthlandsEarthlands


39 Glasheen Road
Petersham, MA
978-724-3428
Website
earthlands@earthlink.net

Programs in sustainable living and outdoor skills. Beautiful trails, events, and accommodations.

HikingPet FriendlyEducationalLodging


Federated Women's Club State ForestFederated Women's Club State Forest


New Salem Road (Route 122)
Petersham, MA
978-544-3939, 978-544-7745
Website
erving.forest@state.ma.us

Numerous trails, one to an overlook of Quabbin Reservoir, plus primitive camping. More...

Cross-country SkiingHuntingHikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesCamping


Fisher MuseumFisher Museum

324 North Main Street (Route 32)
Petersham, MA
978-724-3302
Website

A project of Harvard University, Harvard Forest has explored the relationship between biological, physical, and human systems since 1907. The history of this interplay in the North Quabbin region is presented visually in the exhibits of Fisher Museum. The museum boasts 23-internationally acclaimed dioramas depicting the history, conservation, and management of central New England forests. Other museum exhibits represent the variety of research conducted at Harvard Forest. Fisher Museum screens a different film related to the forest itself or local cultural history each month. Complement your museum visit by picking up a map of Harvard Forest’s interactive trails.

EducationalFamily Activities


Harvard ForestHarvard Forest


324 North Main Street (Route 32)
Petersham, MA
978-724-3302
Website

The 3,000-acre Harvard Forest, mostly in Petersham, offers a wealth of recreational and educational possibilities, and is a designated Wildlife Viewing Area. Among the miles of trails are ¼-mile and 1½-mile interpretive loop trails (the latter with a side loop through a black gum swamp) and a hike up an old road to a fire tower on Prospect Hill with a magnificent view over the countryside. Established in 1907, Harvard Forest is primarily a world-renowned research center, conducting long-term ecological research and studies of all aspects of the forest—biology, soils, economics, history, and more—as well as collaborating with scientists from numerous other institutions and with educators throughout New England. It is also the home of the Fisher Museum and its dioramas exploring forest history. More ...

HikingHorseback RidingMountain BikingEducationalPet FriendlyCross-country SkiingFamily ActivitiesNo SnowmobilingNo ATVs/ORVs


North Common MeadowNorth Common Meadow


North Main Street
Petersham, MA
Website
central@ttor.org

Scenic meadow with mowed trails and extensive view. More...

Cross-country SkiingHorseback RidingHikingPet FriendlyFamily Activities


Petersham Art CenterPetersham Art Center


8 North Street
Petersham, MA
Facebook
978-724-3415

Gallery and shop featuring local fine art, crafts, books, clothing. Classes and demonstrations.

Arts & CraftsFamily ActivitiesEducationalLocally  MadeShopping


Petersham Historical SocietyPetersham Historical Society


10 North Main Street
Petersham, MA
978-724-3430

The Petersham Historical Society and stunning town common are two prominent components within this district, which is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Before entering the Historical Society, view the monument to Shay’s Rebellion. Following the Revolutionary War, a debt-stricken group of farmers led by Daniel Shay rebelled against the Massachusetts State Senate in light of property foreclosures and high land taxes. Shay’s Rebellion is directly linked to the ratification of the Constitution, and the monument marks the location of the final battle. The Petersham Historical Society includes various displays of town artifacts, namely the fully-renovated Petersham stagecoach, and offers programs and events throughout the year.

EducationalFamily Activities


Petersham Leathers


Route 101 / 200 Popple Camp Road
Petersham, MA
978-724-3541

Petersham Leathers creates finely-tailored contemporary  classic leather garments, belts, bags, briefcases and luggage.  We are a custom shop and specialize in one of a kind and unusual fit.

ShoppingLocally  MadeArts & Crafts | Leather |


Phillipston & Popple Camp Wildlife Management Areas

Phillipston & Popple Camp Wildlife Management Areas

Queen Lake Road
Phillipston & Petersham, MA
508-835-3607 | 508-792-7420
mass.wildlife@state.ma.us

These two adjacent properties comprise over 4,000 acres that include wetlands, rivers, and Queen Lake. More...

HikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesHuntingNo SnowmobilingNo ATVs/ORVs


Phillipston Wildlife Management Area


Queen Lake Rd.
Phillipston, Petersham, Barre & Hubbardston, MA
mass.wildlife@state.ma.us

Gentle to moderate slopes traversed by several brooks, the land dominated by mixed forests and a range of wetlands. More...

Kayaking/CanoeingFishingHikingHuntingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesNo SnowmobilingNo ATVs/ORVs


Popple Camp Alpaca FarmPopple Camp Alpaca Farm


335 Petersham Road
Phillipston, MA
978-939-5586
ejgiampa@comcast.net

An Alpaca farm located in Phillipston creating alpaca, llama, mohair and wool hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and socks for sale at local festivals.

Locally  MadeShoppingArts & Crafts| Fiber Arts |


Quabbin Gate 36Quabbin Gate 36


State Forest Road
Petersham, MA
clif.read@state.ma.us

A gate to shore walk along the Quabbin Reservoir, accessed through the Federated Women's Club State Forest. More...

HikingFishingFamily ActivitiesNo PetsNo X-CountryNo SwimmingNo SnowmobilingNo SkatingNo Road BikingNo Mountain BikingNo Horseback RidingNo ATVs/ORVs


Quabbin Gate 40Quabbin Gate 40


Hardwick Road
Petersham, MA
413-323-7221
clif.read@state.ma.us

Walk or bike through history at Dana Commons. Stone walls, cellar holes. More...

Road BikingHikingFamily ActivitiesNo PetsNo X-CountryNo SwimmingNo SnowmobilingNo SkatingNo Horseback RidingNo CampingNo ATVs/ORVs


Quabbin Woods RestaurantQuabbin Woods Restaurant


Barre Road (Routes 32/122)
Petersham, MA
978-724-3288
Facebook

A cozy place for delicious breakfasts and lunches, with marvelous omelets, pancakes, soups, and locally baked breads.

Food and/or DiningLocally  Made


Linda Ruel Flynn Art QuiltsLinda Ruel Flynn Art Quilts


Linda Ruel Flynn
1187 Petersham Road
Athol, MA
978-249-7730
Website
linda.ruelflynn@gmail.com

Fiber arts and art quilts.

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Sweetwater Farm


Petersham MA
Website

Organic grass fed lamb and grass fed beef, wool, garlic, cider and maple syrup. By appointment only.

Locally  MadeShoppingFarms / OrchardsFarm Stands


Swift River Reservation: Davis TractSwift River Reservation: Davis Tract


Glen Valley Road
Petersham, MA
978840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

Two lovely hikes, one to the Swift River, one to a climb and a wonderful vista. More...

Cross-country SkiingMountain BikingHuntingHorseback RidingHikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily Activities


Swift River Reservation: Davis, Nichewaug & Slab  City TractsSwift River Reservation: Davis, Nichewaug & Slab City Tracts


Petersham, MA
978-840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

A series of conserved lands with hiking trails featuring dense forest, river, wetland, meadow, and ledge habitats, plus spectacular views. More...

Cross-country SkiingMountain BikingHuntingHorseback RidingHikingFishingPet FriendlyFamily ActivitiesNo ATVs/ORVs


Swift River Reservation: Nichewaug TractSwift River Reservation: Nichewaug Tract


Nichewaug Road
Petersham, MA
978-840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

Four miles of trails through forest and field, several leading to the Swift River and another to a vista of the river valley. More...

Cross-country SkiingMountain BikingHikingHorseback RidingFishingPet FriendlyHunting


Swift River Reservation: Slab City Tract


Barre Road
Petersham, MA
978-840-4446
Website
information@ttor.org

The Slab City Tract offers a fascinating combination of field and forest, lowland river and highland vista, and connects with Harvard Forest land. More...

Pet FriendlyFishingHikingHorseback RidingHuntingMountain BikingCross-country SkiingNo ATVs/ORVs


White Picket Studio


95 North Main Street
Petersham, MA
978-724-8823
Website

The studio of Sara and Fabio Deponte features a gallery and framing shop. Here you’ll find original equestrian fine art, watercolors, oils, and acrylics, as well as limited edition giclee prints, and notecards.

Locally  MadeShoppingArts & Crafts | Painting |


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