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Harvard Forest, Petersham

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#117 of 152 in Nature in Massachusetts
Forest · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Harvard Forest is an ecological research area of 3,000 acres (12 km2) owned and managed by Harvard University and located in Petersham, Massachusetts. The property, in operation since 1907, includes one of North America's oldest managed forests, educational and research facilities, a museum, and recreation trails. Harvard Forest is open to the public.
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  • I hike here often with friends and family. There are well-marked trails and plenty of parking. The Fisher Museum is usually open too and is an added value to a hike. 
    I hike here often with friends and family. There are well-marked trails and plenty of parking. The Fisher Museum is usually open too and is an added value to a hike.  more »
  • We did a short group hike on the French Road trail loop due to time limits, on a beautiful fall day in November 2019. Trails well marked. Would love to come back and cover more ground, including... 
    We did a short group hike on the French Road trail loop due to time limits, on a beautiful fall day in November 2019. Trails well marked. Would love to come back and cover more ground, including...  more »
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  • This is a great hike. Nothing to challenging very flat. Wild blue berries if you can find them 😜. Off road parking. Very relaxing.
  • Easy hike, informative brochure for self guided tour, beautiful in the Fall.

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