Eagle Reserve Conservation Area, Royalston

Eagle Reserve Conservation Area, Royalston

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust 55 Winchendon Road Royalston, Massachusetts 01368

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Eagle Reserve Conservation Area map

About this Location

Eagle Reserve Conservation Area is a 139-acre mix of woods and wetlands, including a floating Spruce-Tamarack Bog and a Level Bog, which is a complex community that floats upon a large beaver-influenced pond. Thanks to a Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program Grant, our new David H. Small Community Trail provides people with limited mobility access to the beauty of this amazing wildlife refuge, a patchwork of ponds and wetlands providing habitat and refuge for wildlife in a sheltered wetland where no signs of human habitation are visible. A breeding pair of bald eagles has nested near the waterside in past years. Rare pied-billed grebes are also found on the reserve, as well as blue herons, Canada geese, bald eagles, ravens, mallards, hooded mergansers, black ducks, and a rare juvenile golden eagle.

The land also serves as a natural classroom for the nearby Royalston Community School in partnership with Mount Grace’s TerraCorps program.

Eagle Reserve is open to the public for hiking, nature watching, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking, and has an accessible trail (David H. Small Community Nature Trail).


  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Restrooms on site

  • Entrance fee

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Last updated December 11, 2023