Below are the Massachusetts Wildlife Viewing sites found in the central region of Massachusetts. These properties appear in the order in which they are listed in the Massachusetts Wildlife Viewing Guide. The properties listed are owned by a variety of entities: state and federal government, conservation organizations or utilities.

Central Massachusetts Wildlife Viewing Sites
Closest TownProperty NameOwnershipPhone
Gardner / WestminsterMA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife508/835-3607
Harvard / Bolton

Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge

US Fish & Wildlife Service
MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Princeton / WestminsterWachusett Mountain State ReservationMA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation978/464-2987
PrincetonWachusett Meadows Wildlife SanctuaryMA Audubon Society978/464-2712
Hubbardston / BarreBarre Falls Dam &
Ware River Watershed
US Army Corps of Engineers
MA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
PaxtonMoore State ParkMA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation508 792-3969
WorcesterBroad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary MA Audubon Society508-753-6087
East BrookfieldMA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife508/835-3607
SturbridgeWells State ParkMA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation508/347-9257
SturbridgeEast Brimfield Lake & Quinebaug River Canoe TrailUS Army Corps of Engineers508/347-3705
UxbridgeWest Hill Dam &
Blackstone River State Park
US Army Corps of Engineers
MA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
USACE-978/928-4712 DCR-508/278-7604
DouglasDouglas State ForestMA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation508/476-7872


Turner's Falls Fish Ladder & Barton Cove

First Light Power

800/ 859-2960

Athol / Winchendon

Tully Lake,
Otter River State Forest &

US Army Corps of Engineers,
MA Dept of Conservation & Recreation
MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife

DCR-978 939-8962


Harvard Forest & Brooks Woodland Preserve

Harvard University &
The Trustees of Reservations

Harvard Univ-978 724-3302


Quabbin Reservation: Gate 40-Dana Common

MA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation


Updated 9/25/14

Wildlife Viewing Guide

Though the Wildlife Viewing Guide is no longer in print, see the link to 67 state wildlife viewing sites and other Wildlife Viewing information. Some viewing sites are located at state wildlife lands, state parks or forests, or other federal lands or land holding conservation organizations.

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