• Activities Prohibited
  • ATV's/ORV's
  • Snowmobiling
  • Available Information
  • Online
  • Paper map
  • Facilities
  • None
  • Fees
  • No fee
  • Land Owner
  • Division of Fish and Wildlife
  • Parking
  • Limited off-street parking
  • Yes
  • Pets
  • Pets OK
  • Recreation Activities
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Camping by permit from MDFW
  • Season
  • All Seasons
  • Signage
  • Trailhead sign
  • Trails marked
Photo: Tully Mountain, photo by David Brothers

Photo: Tully Mountain, photo by David Brothers

Tully Mountain

Mountain Rd., Orange, MA

The focal point of the Tully Trail and of the Tully Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Tully Mountain rises 1,163 feet above sea level and humps dramatically above the relatively flat land around it. Geologically, it is a remnant of ancient mountain building that upthrust the northern Appalachians 400 million years ago. From the northwest it also shows the effect of the glaciers—the northern face ground smooth, the southern face left much more irregular by deposited debris. A loop trail of about 1½ miles leads to outcrops near the summit that afford magnificent views of the surrounding land and waters and of more distant mountains. And Tully Mountain not only offers peace and pleasure to people but also—because of its numerous types of habitats—provides a home for a rich array of plants and animals.

Description:

The focal point of the Tully Trail and of the Tully Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Tully Mountain rises 1,163 feet above sea level and humps dramatically above the relatively flat land around it. Geologically, it is a remnant of ancient mountain building that upthrust the northern Appalachians 400 million years ago. From the northwest it also shows the effect of the glaciers—the northern face ground smooth, the southern face left much more irregular by deposited debris.

 A loop trail of about 1½ miles leads to outcrops near the summit that afford magnificent views of the surrounding land and waters and of more distant mountains. And Tully Mountain not only offers peace and pleasure to people but also—because of its numerous types of habitats—provides a home for a rich array of plants and animals.

Directions:

From Rte. 2 take Exit 18 and go west on Rte. 2A into Athol center. Turn right (north) at the traffic light onto Exchange St. Turn left onto Pequoig Ave. just across the bridge and go 3.1 miles to Royalston Rd. Turn right and then take a quick left onto Mountain Rd. (Note: Pequoig Ave. becomes Pinedale Ave. and then Tully Rd.)

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Contact:

Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Central Wildlife District
Temple Street
West Boylston, MA 01583

Fax: (508) 792-7420
Email: Mass.Wildlife@state.ma.us
Web: www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/dfw_toc.htm

 

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