Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

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The Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife refuge in Monson, Massachusetts. Founded by Arthur Norcross in 1939, the 8,000 acre wildlife refuge was established to preserve, protect and propagate native flora and fauna.[1][2] The refuge is part of the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, which awards loans and grants, and has helped preserve over 33,000 acres since 1939.[3]

Natural history[edit]

Much of the refuge is part of the Quinebaug Highlands,[4] which in turn is part of the Eastern New England Uplift.

Trails and recreation[edit]

The sanctuary has 2.5 miles of trails.[5] The refuge offers programs throughout the year.[6]


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Coordinates: 42°3′18.5″N 72°16′0.0″W / 42.055139°N 72.266667°W / 42.055139; -72.266667