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Pauchaug Brook Wildlife Management Area

Birding in Massachusetts

Pauchaug Brook Wildlife Management Area
Northfield, Massachusetts 01360
Pauchaug Brook Wildlife Management Area webpage
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About Pauchaug Brook Wildlife Management Area
Pauchaug Brook Wildlife Management Area lies along the east bank of the Connecticut River and consists of open farm fields with edges of hardwoods. There is a boat launch for river access. Early farmers took advantage of the rich soils and relatively flat ground to convert what was a level floodplain forest to quality agricultural lands. Today crops are still planted on the majority of the WMA through cooperative agreements with local farmers. Fields are interspersed with uncut grassy strips; riparian forest remnants consisting of Silver Maple and Basswood surround the agricultural areas.

A grassy parking lot for five vehicles exists on Hinsdale Road (Route 63) about 500 feet north of the intersection with Route 10. The Office of Fishing and Boating Access maintains a concrete boat ramp on MA-10 and MA-63 that has parking spaces for up to
32 trailers. Parking areas are not maintained in winter.
From Pauchaug Brook Wildlife Management Area webpage