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North Common Meadow, Petersham

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North Common Meadow
The Trustees of Reservations
Petersham, Massachusetts 01366
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North Common Meadows (TTOR), Petersham
Coordinates: 42.4912874, -72.1851313
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About North Common Meadow
Having once served both as pasture land and as part of a golf course for the Nichewaug Inn, today North Common Meadow is woven into the rural fabric and character of Petersham Center. Ground-nesting birds hide in the upper meadow grasses while wildflowers burst into color in the lower meadow. Off of North Main Street, the historic Law Office of Aaron Brooks, an influential supporter of open space in the late 19th century, overlooks a working hayfield.

Follow a trail system that begins at the law office, winds for a half-mile down through the meadow, around a small lily-covered pond, and out onto East Street. The Buell Woods Trail—a short walk south, across the street from the Meadow’s East Street entrance—provides a forested connection to the Brooks Woodland Preserve, or you can take a short spur trail north into Roaring Brook Tract of Brooks Woodland Preserve.
From North Common Meadow webpage