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Fiske Pond


Fiske Pond Conservation Area is in the southwest corner of Wendell, MA. The Area builds upon a corridor of permanently protected land around Wendell and contributes to a larger conservation area envisioned by the North Quabbin Regional Landscape Partnership. The Town purchased the property in 2005 with the help of a Mass. Division of Conservation Resources Self-Help Grant and conveyed a conservation restriction to the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation for the purposes of permanent protection and passive recreation. Grateful acknowledgment is also given to the Mt. Grace Land Conservation Trust and its contributors for technical assistance and a generous startup grant.


Many species of wildlife call the Fiske Pond Conservation Area home including moose, deer, beaver, spotted turtle, kingfisher, and great blue heron. The major feature of the 125 acre parcel is Fiske Pond, a 10 acre pond formed when Fiske Brook was dammed in the 19th century. Remnants of a sawmill and an intact earthen dam are located at the southern end of the pond. Fiske Brook and Skerry Brook also run through the property, and several unique habitats contribute to a wide range of ecosystems and biodiversity including oak and pine forest, a spruce bog, as well as a hemlock swamp.

The Fiske Pond Conservation Area is owned by the Town of Wendell and managed by the Wendell Conservation Commission, the Fiske Pond Advisory Committee, Friends of Fiske, and dedicated local volunteers. Please consider joining us in trail improvement, invasive species removal, open space preservation, and other projects designed to protect and improve our environment.


CONSERVATION AREA RULES


To protect this area for wildlife and conservation, we thank you for observing the following rules

  • Enjoy this beautiful area! Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and horseback riding are allowed.
  • Daylight use only-dawn to dusk.
  • Dogs are permitted but must be leash-able.
  • Fires, camping, and all motors and motorized vehicles are prohibited.
  • No hunting, fishing, or trapping is allowed.
  • No amplified music or alcohol.
  • The water is unguarded and untested. Enter at you own risk.
  • There are no trash cans. Please carry out what you bring in.

 

Fiske Pond Brochure with Trail Map 1.08Mb

Fiske Management Plan (895Kb)

North Quabbin Woods page on Fiske Pond

 


Fiske Pond Conservation Area

- 125 acre parcel with 10 acre Fiske Pond, situated in the Southwest corner of Wendell.

- Open to passive recreation from dawn until dusk.

- Entrance on West Street in Wendell.

Getting here:  From Wendell Center go 3 mi. southwest on Lockes Village Rd. Go right on West Rd., to parking area 0.1 mi. on left.

Google Map

Fiske Pond Advisory Committee

Kristina Stinson, Chair (978-544-8324)
Robbie Leppzer
Marianne Sundell
Paul Godfrey
Melinda Godfrey


Coming Events

"The Last Days On Mars"
Sat Jul 22 @07:30PM - 10:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Jul 29 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Wendell Meditation Group
Sun Jul 30 @08:30AM - 09:30AM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Jul 30 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Road Commissioners
Tue Aug 01 @06:30PM -
Fire Department Committee
Mon Aug 07 @08:00PM -
Mahar Committee
Tue Aug 08 @07:00PM -
Library Trustees
Tue Aug 08 @07:00PM - 08:00PM
Selectboard
Wed Aug 09 @07:00PM -
Energy Committee
Thu Aug 10 @07:00PM - 08:30PM

Old Home Day 2009

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