Currently Closed for renovations.
Wilderness House , 32 Foster Street
(Wilderness Road), Littleton MA
$20.00. Checks Welcome.
Accessable via commuter
Wilderness House is a 6-bedroom
cabin built in the early 20th century as a sportsman retreat by a large
wealthy family. Situated deep within several hundred acres of forest,
Wilderness House sits on one of the highest points in Littleton MA with
an unobstructed view of the Wapack Range and, on a clear day, Mt.
Monadnock some 40 miles distant in New Hampshire. A series of trails
lead from the cabin atop Wilderness Hill through this primitive
preserve to a private dock nestled in a secluded corner of Littleton's
Wilderness House is owned and managed
by the New
England Forestry Foundation. For over 50 years, NEFF has demonstrated that
well-managed working forests, both publicly and privately owned, can
provide the owner and the community with the prime ingredients for
healthy living: clean air and water, sustainable production of an array
of forest products, healthy forests for hiking and relaxation,
diversity of wildlife and habitats, periodic income, and a sustainable
local and regional economy supported by renewable natural resources. In
short NEFF seeks to realize that ideal balance of man, industry and
nature sought after by Henry
David Thoreau .
In the future the Wilderness House Literary Retreat will offer a series of intense literary
workshops lead by an acknowledged literary master of their genre. Each
week a different literary genre will be presented. We may have poets
one week, mystery writers the next followed by playwrights after that.
Participants will be limited to those who can comfortably sleep in the
5 rooms of the cabin (typically no more than 10) or who live nearby.
There will never be more than 20 participants. The goal of the
Wilderness House Literary Retreat is to embrace the literary goals of
each participant in such a way as to empower each writer to become
better than when they arrived and to inspire each participant with a
new sense of what can be.
Click on the map to
the above for directions to Wilderness House and
the New England Forestry Foundation headquarters.