Mount Pisgah Conservation Area

Town
Berlin
Boylston
Northborough
Acreage
164 acres

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The Mount Pisgah Conservation Area spans a complex of lands owned by the Towns of Berlin and Northborough, as well as Mass Fish & Wildlife and some private landowners.

Mount Pisgah itself offers challenging terrain over some of the hilliest trails in our region. Sweeping views across a hayfield along Linden St, a view east to the Boston skyline from the Warren S. Oberg Overlook, and crossings over tumbling streams highlight the extensive trail system.

In Fall 2022, SVT and the Town of Berlin added 100 acres to the Mount Pisgah Conservation Area by protecting the Horseshoe Pond property and linking its trails to the Mount Pisgah network. (Read more about this project:   English   Español   Portugues)

Hunting is allowed on Town of Berlin lands, Dept. of Fish and Game land, Northborough Wildlife Cons. Easement, and some private properties. Be aware of seasons and consider wearing blaze orange. 

Full Description

The trails at Mount Pisgah Conservation Area are managed by the respective landowners. Please report any problems, such as downed trees, directly to the appropriate manager:

Hunting is allowed on Town of Berlin lands, Dept. of Fish and Game land, Northborough Wildlife Cons. Easement, and some private properties. Be aware of seasons and consider wearing blaze orange.

See a map of the public lands where hunting is allowed.

 
About the Land

The Mount Pisgah area comprises several pieces of conservation land. The two central properties are managed by the conservation commissions in the towns of Berlin and Northborough. To the south is Mass Dept. of Fish & Game property. To the north and east are several properties on which SVT either holds or co-holds a conservation restriction (CR).

The Linden Street access point at the Devine CR offers sweeping views across the hay fields to the rising woodlands of Mount Pisgah. Mount Pisgah itself features an extensive trail system with lookout points that offer beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. 

Directions

Linden Street Access, Berlin: From Route 495 take exit 67 to Route 62 West, toward Berlin/Clinton. Pass through the center of Berlin and bear left onto Linden Street at the flashing yellow light. Follow Linden Street for 1.1 miles to a small parking area on the left, approximately 250 feet past the intersection with Derby Road.

Smith Road Access, Northborough: From Route 495 take exit 67 to Route 62 West, toward Berlin/Clinton. Pass through the center of Berlin and bear left onto Linden Street at the flashing yellow light. Follow Linden Street for 1.6 miles and turn left onto Ball Hill Road. Follow the road, which becomes Smith Road, for 1.3 miles. A small parking lot will be on the left.

Nearby Nature Sightings

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A northern saw-whet owl at Eager Woods in Berlin, photographed by Mattie VandenBoom.
Mattie VandenBoom photographed this northern saw-whet owl at Eager Woods in Berlin. Mattie, the Conservation Agent in Berlin, shares the following about an ongoing project at Eager Woods, land that...
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A mushroom at Mount Pisgah, photographed by Jill Moonheron.
Jill Moonheron photographed this large mushroom along the trails at Mount Pisgah Conservation Area in Northborough.