Nature Connection and Sanctuaries
Our wildlife sanctuaries throughout the state protect important habitat for wildlife, most are open to the public and provide a variety of opportunities for you to enjoy nature. Our sanctuaries represent some of the most spectacular habitats in Massachusetts, ranging from beaches and salt marshes on Cape Cod to woodlands and mountains in the Berkshires. Mass Audubon's land protection efforts protect more than 30,000 acres of ecologically significant land in Massachusetts.
You can walk along miles of scenic trails, participate in a variety of programs and special events, and get involved in local advocacy efforts. Each season brings unique opportunities to explore nature at all of our wildlife sanctuaries, making it fun and interesting to visit them throughout the year.
Mass Audubon members enjoy free admission to our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries, and membership dues are an important source of support for our wildlife and habitat protection efforts. If you are not already a member please consider joining today.
For Your Safety
- Do not feed any animals, including farm animals
- Stay on trails to avoid ticks and poison ivy
- Do not smoke anywhere on the sanctuary
- Do not pick or collect plants or crops without permission
Avoid Conflicts with Wildlife
- Do not bring pets, leashed or unleashed, on to the site
- Picnic only in designated areas
- Do not bring motorized vehicles or bicycles onto the site
- Hunting, fishing, or trapping are not permitted