Hubbardston WMA

Hubbardston WMA

Hubbardston, Massachusetts 01452

Official Website
Hubbardston Wildlife Management Area map

About this Location

The Hubbardston Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is part of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Ware River Watershed and is managed cooperatively. The habitat includes abandoned fields, apple orchards, mixed hardwoods, beaver wetlands, and Cunningham Pond. There are two main access points with parking, one off Old Westminster Road and the second off MA-68. Both are gravel and not maintained in the winter.

This DCR-owned property protects the Ware River watershed, which is used to supplement the Quabbin Reservoir during periods of low water. The thickets and understory provide habitat for songbirds such as brown thrasher, gray catbird, and eastern towhee. Wood duck nest boxes are maintained at Cunningham Pond where beaver and river otter may be observed. With good tracking conditions, signs of fisher, eastern coyote, fox, and other mammals may be found.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website

Last updated December 13, 2023