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Beaver Bend Loop

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 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A moderately steep loop featuring boulder outcrops, stream crossings, meadows, and an 85-acre beaver marsh.


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0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Loop

1,046' 319 m

High

975' 297 m

Low

71' 22 m

Up

74' 23 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

A moderately steep trail with uneven footing and frequent rocks and roots, featuring boulder outcrops, stream crossings, meadows, and an 85-acre beaver marsh. The great habitat diversity supports equally diverse assemblages of organisms, including huge frog populations, spring wildflowers, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and mushrooms.

Description

A moderately steep trail with uneven footing and frequent rocks and roots, featuring boulder outcrops, stream crossings, meadows, and an 85-acre beaver marsh. Head out on this loop in a counter-clockwise direction from the parking area across from the Office and Visitor Info station.

Contacts

Local Club: Mass Audubon

Land Manager: Massachusetts Audubon

Shared By:

Heather Cooper

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Red-tailed hawk at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary.
Nov 18, 2016 near Princeton, MA

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