|Herman Covey WMA and McLaughlin Trout Hatchery|
The Quabbin Reservoir feeds cold, clear water through Winsor Dam, thereby forming the swift River. Once south of Route 9, much of the river is part of the Covey Wildlife Management Area. In addition to the river frontage, the area is made up of beaver ponds, mixed hardwood forests, and open mea...
Tully Lake, Otter River State Forest, and Birch Hill WMA
|Description: Multiple state and federal agencies combine to protect more than 20,000 acres of lakes, rivers, wetlands, and uplands offering an array of wildlife viewing and recreational options.|
Wildlife to Watch: Tully Lake and secluded Long Pond are prime sites for viewing ravens, minks, wood ducks, and tree swallows via hiking trails or canoe. The nearby Birch Hill Wildlife Management Area and adjacent Otter River State Forest and Lake Dennison Recreation Area are home to beavers, gray foxes, fishers, and a growing moose population.
Ownership: Tully Lake, USACE; Otter River and Lake Dennison, DEM; Birch Hill WMA, DFW
Size: 20,000+ acres
Closest Town: Athol
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: