Muddy Pond Wilderness Preserve in Kingston, MA was the 107th forest to be inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network on Saturday, August 22. Muddy Pond will be the representative forest of Plymouth County.
Muddy Pond Wilderness Preserve now welcomes the public to the trailhead with a beautiful, handmade kiosk and illustrated interpretive sign.
This winter, two Northeast Wilderness Trust Preserves were featured in local news. A big thank you to the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript and Wicked Local Kingston for highlighting these special places and the wilderness message!
Read about wilderness wins over the past year for each state in the Northeast, from New York over to Maine and down through Connecticut.
Kingston, MA – In the center of the suburbs, Muddy Pond Wilderness Preserve is offering a wild refuge for nature, wildlife, and people. The Northeast Wilderness Trust established the Preserve in 2018, and has been working to re-wild the land and connect students and residents with wilderness.
Right around Carver or Kingston, southbound travelers reach a transition zone—an ecotone—between the realm of Northern Hardwood Forest and the beginning of the Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens. The composition of the trees becomes heavily pine and oak. The forest floor is littered with dry needles, and scrubby shrubs make up the understory.
An innovative partnership with Plymouth-based MAP Academy is introducing local youth to wilderness in their own backyard.