Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue ATurners Falls, MA 01376Phone: 413-863-3221
Public use points:
Nulhegan Basin Division
5396 Rte. 105Brunswick, Vermont 05905Phone: 802-962-5240Fax: 802-962-5006
Pondicherry Division (no address see directions)
1. State Trailhead leading to Cherry Pond & the southern part of the refuge
Route 116 East from town center, follow airport signsTurn Right on Hazen RoadTurn Left on Airport RoadFollow Airport Road thru airportPast a pond then road turns RightPast runway & hangers on Left then road turns RightRoad turns left at lumber yard.Entrance to trailhead is 0.6 miles past the lumber yard on the left.It is just past the Whitefield Power & Light facility. Look for Wildlife viewing sign at entrance.
Driving North on Route 115 from Junction with Route 3 North of Twin Mountain
Turn Left on Airport Road, about 4 miles north of junction. Look for airport signDrive 1.4 miles on Airport Road, trailhead is on the RightIf you see Whitefield Power & Light facility you’ve gone too far.
2. Mud Pond Trailhead Parking Lot off Route 116
From the West
0.9 miles East of the Jefferson Town Line sign on Route 116
From the East
0.7 miles West of Whipple Road & 0.5 miles West of the railroad crossing on Route 116
Due to the large area that the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge covers, one can expect large variations in seasonal weather, temperature, and insects. The following suggestions are intended to help make your visit pleasant and enjoyable. It is highly recommended that you check the local weather forecast for the division/unit that you are visiting on the day that you depart.
Items to consider are:
Emergency announcements of closures or other safety conditions will be posted on the refuge’s home page.
In An Emergency – Dial 911!
Dial 911 in an emergency while at the refuge. This will connect you with the local police department. Be prepared to provide dispatch with the following information:
If you make an emergency call, please stay on the phone until dispatch says you can hang up! The refuge is large and dispatch may need to track you by using your phone signal or verbal assistance from you.
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The Watershed on Wheels (WoW Express) is the mobile visitor center for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. In addition to attending local fairs and festivals throughout the Connecticut River watershed, the WoW Express has a free environmental education program tied to state and national science standards for 3rd-5th grades that focuses on watersheds, rivers, adaptations, and habitats.