Henry's Grove (East Quabbin Land Trust), Hubbardston

Henry's Grove (East Quabbin Land Trust), Hubbardston

East Quabbin Land Trust Hubbardston, Massachusetts 01452

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Henrys Grove map

About this Location

Henry’s Grove is a 94-acre woodland on Lombard Road in Hubbardston. The land was purchased in the 1950s by Henry Howe as a woodlot. The land was severely impacted by the 1938 Hurricane and much of the lumber was salvaged with a portable sawmill. The Howes began the restoration by planting conifers – such as spruce, fir, and pine – on the open land.

In 2016, Mr. Howe’s daughters, Judith Bothwell and Joyce Lofgren, placed a Watershed Preservation Restriction (WPR) on the land and donated the property to the East Quabbin Land Trust. Funding for the WPR came from the U.S. Forest Service Forest Legacy Program as part of the Quabbin Reservoir to Wachusett Mountain Grant, which protected 3,000+ acres in central Massachusetts, including Henry’s Grove.

The East Quabbin Land Trust will continue the Howe family stewardship principles for high-quality forest products, diverse wildlife habitats, and allowing public recreation. The trail network will expand to have a figure-8 allowing walkers, bird watchers, and other passive recreationists to enjoy the rolling landscape and wetland meadows along the Ware River.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

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Last updated December 12, 2023