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.
Trails: 4 miles of marked trails
Directions: Take New Boston Road from Route 20 in Sturbridge, just east of the 131 intersection. Take your fourth right on to Audubon Way, 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.
Contact for More Information: Opacum Land Trust (508-347-9144)
Trail Use: Hunting is allowed on this property in accordance with Mass Fish & Wildlife regulations and schedule. Make sure to wear orange during hunting season.Trail Guidelines