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Harvard Pond, Petersham

Birding in Massachusetts

Harvard Pond
Petersham, Massachusetts 01366
Harvard Pond: Natural Culture and History
Harvard Forest webpage
Harvard Forest map

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Harvard Pond, Petersham
Coordinates: 42.500018, -72.21012
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The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Harvard Pond.

About Harvard Pond
Harvard Pond is located in the Tom Swamp Tract, one of several major research sites at Harvard Forest. A public trail circles the pond.

About Harvard Forest
Established in 1907, Harvard Forest is Harvard University’s laboratory and classroom long-term ecological research site since 1988.

Harvard Forest contains 3,850 acres and many miles of public trails. Maps are available in hard copy at the Fisher Museum or can be downloaded from the Harvard Forest website.

Parking is available in front of the Fisher Museum (324 North Main Street, Petersham) for the Prospect Hill tract and just off MA-122 at the east and west edges of Harvard Pond for the Tom Swamp tract.

Hunting in accordance with Massachusetts law is allowed on most Harvard Forest properties. Trail visitors and their pets should wear blaze orange from October 16 to December 30 (though no hunting is allowed on Sundays).
From Harvard Forest webpage