Petersham, a small town in central Massachusetts, is called home by roughly 1,300 inhabitants. Despite its small population, Petersham is the third largest municipality in Massachusetts and boasts some of the largest, protected conservation land in the state. It acquired much of this reservation land in 1938, during the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir and when the former town of Dana was disincorporated.
Fun fact: The town is pronounced “Peter’s ham” and not “Peter sham”
Official town site: http://www.townofpetersham.org/
Petersham on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petersham,_Massachusetts
Related Day Trips:
- Petersham Country Store – Great place to stop in for a snack or some ice cream. It is one of the oldest Country Stores in America. Visit their official site here.