North River Wildlife Sanctuary
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At this sanctuary, a half-mile
boardwalk leads you on a
fascinating journey through a red
maple swamp and small cattail
marsh to a salt marsh overlooking
the North River. During the spring
and summer, the Woodland Loop
usually offers a look at scarlet
tanagers and ovenbirds. Because
the sanctuary attracts a variety of
birds and wildlife during different
seasons, itís exciting to visit
throughout the year. Harbor seals
are visible in the river as they
occasionally swim past the platform
at the end of the boardwalk.
2000 Main Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
This sanctuary has the following universally accessible facilities: Nature Center, Restrooms.
Nature Center/Trail Hours:
Nature Center Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm; Saturday 10 am to 3 pm from April through December; closed on Sunday. Trails: Open every day, dawn to dusk.
- For Your Safety
- Do not feed any 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
Mass Audubon Members enjoy FREE admission.
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$4 for nonmember adults;
$3 for nonmember children (2-12)
From Rt 3 south: Take exit 13 (Rt 53, Hanover/Norwell). Turn left onto Rt 53. Go 0.6 miles and turn right at light onto Rt 123. Go 5.7 miles and turn right onto Rt 3A. Sanctuary entrance is 1.6 miles ahead on the left.
From Rt 3 north: Take exit 12 (Rt 139, Marshfield/Pembroke). Turn right onto Rt 139 and go 3 miles to Rt 3A. Turn left (north) and follow Rt 3A for 4.6 miles to sanctuary entrance on right.