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Harvard Forest

Petersham, MA
+1 978-724-3302
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Natural History Trail- read everything or just walk the trail. You will enjoy it!

This is a managed forest. I had no idea what that meant but now I do- kind of... it's a complex... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Wildflower01945
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Amherst, Massachusetts
Fisher Museum on local forest use history

Great resource for local land and forest use history. Harvard Forest surrounding tracts are part... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
A7155SNthomasj
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Boston, United States
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is a managed forest. I had no idea what that meant but now I do- kind of... it's a complex process. The Fisher Museum, which is on location and free, has amazing dioramas depicting the land use since the 1700's. If you have time,...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Great resource for local land and forest use history. Harvard Forest surrounding tracts are part of the research forest of Harvard University. Museum has exhibits showing local environment over the past centuries and other land use and forest information resources. Excellent resource for anyone interested...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

If you are into learning about our forests and their history, this is a great place to come visit. The history of the Harvard Forest is very interesting and the research the is ongoing is worth noting. I came here as part of a college...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

The first is beautiful and peaceful, bit what i found most interesting is the evidence of experiments in progress by the Harvard school.

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

The museum building includes expert explanations of the area's progression as a forest. Clear explanations presented by university professors. Focuses on the Quabbin Reservoir and watershed areas. Nicely done.

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Reviewed 28 July 2012

a diorama of area forests and lands through the years. Several hundred acres of maintained forest trails to enjoy.

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Reviewed 21 January 2012

The pond in the map is called Harvard Pond or sometimes, Brooks Pond. The roads around the pond and forest are absolutely beautiful to walk with only one problem. I can't rate it as excellent because the area around the pond has a large population...More

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