Massachusetts

Muddy Pond Wilderness Preserve

Kingston, MA
305 acres
Fee Ownership; Completed Project

Muddy Pond, the 48.6-acre Coastal Plain Pond for which Muddy Pond Wilderness Preserve is named. Photo by Harry White.

The Muddy Pond Wilderness Preserve includes an outstanding 48.6-acre Coastal Plain Pond and its associated Shore habitat, over two-dozen vernal pools, and numerous rare plant and animal species. It abuts the Kingston State Forest and Nick’s Rock Road Preserve, resulting in a significant protected forest block for this densely populated part of the state. The pond on the property is known locally as Muddy Pond, and called Lake Providence by the Sisters of Divine Providence, from whom the property was purchased…

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