Petersham Ma. Real Estate Information
The Town of Petersham, was incorporated in 1754, and is located at the northeastern part of the Quabbin Reservoir, and is accessible from Route 2. Worcester and Fitchburg are both 30 miles from Petersham. Principal roads are Route 32, which runs across central Massachusetts, Route 122 connecting Petersham to Worcester, and Route 2.
The town common of Petersham is part of the areas Historic District, and is listed in the National Register. Forty-five buildings, mostly constructed in the early nineteenth century are included in the district. Many of Petersham’s 1200 residents live near the village center, the remainder being scattered throughout the town. Aside from its attractive rustic feel, Petersham has plenty of open spaces.
An abundance of conservation land exists which includes thousands of acres from the Quabbin Reservation, the Harvard Forest, the Audubon Society and the Trustees of Reservations.
Cultural and recreational facilities in Petersham are many and varied. Summer concerts are held at the renovated band stand, and numerous hiking and skiing trails are available throughout the town.
Petersham manages its own School District. The town is also part of the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District in Fitchburg.
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