Trout Brook
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
MouthQuinapoxet River
 • location
Holden, Massachusetts, United States
 • coordinates
42°22′55″N 71°50′04″W / 42.38203°N 71.83449°W / 42.38203; -71.83449Coordinates: 42°22′55″N 71°50′04″W / 42.38203°N 71.83449°W / 42.38203; -71.83449
 • elevation
522 ft (159 m)

Trout Brook, also called Ball Brook,[1] is a cold water tributary of the Quinapoxet River located in Holden, Massachusetts.[2] Trout Brook is stocked with trout each spring by the Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Division. As the Quinapoxet River is part of the water supply for Worcester, Massachusetts, both the Quinapoxet and all of its major tributaries including Trout Brook are monitored by the USGS for water quality.[3]

In addition to the periodic trout stocking by the Mass DFW,[4] past electroshocking has determined that small native brook trout also live in Trout Brook.


  1. ^ "Trout Brook". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  2. ^ "Trout Brook Recreation Area". Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  3. ^ "USGS". Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 19 May 2016.