Federated Women's Club State Forest

Rt. 122 south
Petersham, MA 01366


The Massachusetts Federation of Women's Club State Forest lies in Petersham and New Salem on Route 122. Its 984 acres stretch to the south and west in the watershed of the Quabbin Reservoir. Please Note that NO pets are allowed on DCR Watershed Property.  Groves of pine and stands of maple, birch and hemlock invite the visitor along the wooded roads. The road along Fever Brook is outstanding for its scenery. A wildlife sanctuary compromising 140 acres has been set aside in the center of the forest, and a dam on Fever Brook holds back sufficient water to attract migrating and native wild fowl. In the southwest section is the forest's chief geological feature, the Gorge.


Enjoy the scenery as you make your way through wooded roads and trails.

Primitive campsites are available on a first come, first served basis.

All Activities at Federated Women's Club State Forest
Cross-country skiing

Facilities at Federated Women's Club State Forest
Scenic viewing area

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