Plan Your Visit

Blue spotted salamander - USFWS.

Know Before You Go

  • Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Insect repellent is very important to have when venturing down trails.
  • Wear comfortable clothing suited for the season.
  • Take maps and guides (which are located at the kiosks) to assist you.
  • This is a wildlife refuge; therefore, respect the animal’s space at all times.

Points of Interest

The canoe launch is near the parking lot at the end of Still River Depot in Harvard. Use is restricted to daylight hours. Visitors can enjoy additional wildlife-dependent recreation on two miles of trails including Riverside, Turnpike, Tank, Goddard, Sheridan Road, and Esker Loop Trail, all north of Route 2. The new contact station is at 80 Hospital Road in Devens, MA.  It is still under construction and anticipated to open in the fall of 2013. 



Directions & Contact Info

From Massachusetts Route 2, take Exit 38 (Route 110/111) south toward Harvard; bear right to stay on Route 110 at Harvard Center; and, turn right onto Still River Depot Road at the Still River Post Office. The refuge parking area is at the end of Still River Depot Road. Please use Still River as the town instead of Harvard for GPS navigation.

Harvard, MA
c/o Great Meadows NWR
73 Weir Hill Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 443-4661