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Mendon Town Forest

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Mendon Town Forest
Mendon, Massachusetts 01756
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Coordinates: 42.0672953, -71.5731812
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About Mendon Town Forest
The Mendon Town Forest is accessible to hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, bird watchers, winter sports enthusiasts, and school groups with a focus on nature, geological study, and 19th century Agricultural and Early Industrial Period Mendon History.

This 120-acre tract is the second highest elevation in Worcester County. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was not only a center of recreational activity; it was an agricultural and lumber manufacturing community. There are a number of historical sites within the Forest and the Massachusetts Historical Commission has requested that the Town consider doing an archeological reconnaissance survey of the Town Forest.

The eastern boundary of the Town Forest abuts the Southwick Zoo and the Zoo property abuts the 175 acre Cormier Woods and 90 acre Meadow Brook Woods. Peter Brewer and Justine Southwick Brewer have generously donated legal easements to the Town of Mendon that will connect both tracts of conservation land to the Forest. The Committee’s long-term goals are to create a protected greenway that would connect the Mendon Town Forest with the nearby Quissett Wildlife Management Area, an 800-acre tract of land that straddles the Mendon and Blackstone town line, and the Daniels Farm. In addition, the Mendon Land Use Committee has received a grant that will add 100 acres off Lake Nipmuc that can eventually be connected to the Forest.
From Mendon Town Forest Committee webpage