The Davenport Pond Conservation Area is approximately 81 acres of forests, abandoned farmland, and bodies of water including Davenport Pond and the streams that flow in and out of Davenport Pond. This area provides significant wildlife habitat, including a Great Blue Heron rookery, vernal pools, streams, wetlands, and cavity trees.
The Davenport Pond Conservation Area is open to the public for non-motorized recreation including hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, and nature watching.
1401 Doe Valley Rd, Athol, MA 01331
Town of Petersham – Petersham Conservation Commission
Mount Grace first began working on the conservation of Davenport Pond, which straddles the border of Petersham and Athol, after receiving a 2006 federal Forest Legacy grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The successful completion of that project in early 2009 meant that the eastern shore of the pond was protected. Two other shoreline parcels were protected by their owners, the Town of Athol and Aleza Beauvais and Soren Rono (pictured).