The Lake Wampanoag Wildlife Sanctuary is 377 acres of red spruce and balsam fir forests, and ecologically managed grasslands. There are numerous trails you can enjoy. Learn more about the property.
Lake Wampanoag Sanctuary is open to the public for non-motorized recreation including hiking and nature watching.
J26M+F9, Gardner, MA 01440
Follow Route 2 to Route 140 north (exit 24B, Ashburnham/ Winchendon). Follow Route 140 approximately 4.2 miles and take a left onto Green St. Continue on Green Street for 0.4 miles and look for "Monadnock Trust" and "Camp Collier" signs on your left. Turn left onto Eaton Street and proceed for 0.8 miles. When you see the "Camp Collier" sign, turn right onto Raymond Street and park at the end of the road.
The original 195 acres that make up the core of this property were slated to become a motor speedway but were protected in 1993 when the City of Gardner acquired the property through Chapter 61 and assigned it to Mount Grace. The land was then transferred to Mass Audubon to become part of their Lake Wampanoag Wildlife Sanctuary.