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Pauchaug Brook WMA

Wildlife Management Area

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The Pauchaug Brook Wildlife Management Area is a 161-acre area located in Northfield, Massachusetts. It lies along the east bank of the Connecticut River and consists of open farm fields with edges of hardwoods. There is a boat launch for river access. Early farmers took advantage of the rich soils and relatively flat ground to convert what was a level floodplain forest to quality agricultural lands. Today, crops are still planted on the majority of the WMA through cooperative agreements with local farmers. Fields are interspersed with uncut grassy strips; riparian forest remnants consisting of Silver Maple and Basswood surround the agricultural areas. It’s a good spot for fishing.

This site is part of the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail, which includes campsites, access points, and portage trails along the river.

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Mass. DCR
Mass. Rt. 63
Northfield, MA 01360