Opacum Woods is a permanently protected conservation area owned and stewarded by the Opacum Land Trust. There are about four miles of hiking trails on this 266-acre property, clearly marked with Blue, Red, Yellow and Green blazes. The walking trails at Opacum Woods traverse a variety of habitats as well as some interesting historical features, please view our trail map, and enjoy a hike at Opacum Woods.
Opacum Woods was donated to Opacum Land Trust in June of 2003 by Robert Moss & Brendon Properties. It contains acres of forested land including woodland ponds, swamps, vernal pools, historic and prehistoric sites, and habitat for some rare and some not-so-rare species. It is a true gem, and a recreational asset for the community.
In recent years, beavers have been very active in the area, making the trail access unpredictable as bridges are sometimes under water. Please be cautious.
|ABOUT THE PROPERTY||TRAIL INFORMATION|
Location: Old Brook Circle, Sturbridge, MA
Donors: Robert Moss & Brendon Properties
Preserved in: 2003
Trails: 4 miles of marked trails
Trail Map: Click here for the trail map.
Directions: Take New Boston Road from Route 20 in Sturbridge, just east of the 131 intersection. Take your fourth right into The Preserve subdivison, and then your second left on to Old Brook Circle. The Trailhead is at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Parking: Park at trailhead on Old Brook Circle. Parking is not permitted along Forest Lane.
Trash: No trash barrels are located on the property. When visiting, please be prepared to carry out all trash.
Motorized vehicles of all kinds are strictly prohibited.