About Oak Knoll

Visitor Center at Mass Audubon Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

Looking out over Lake Talaquega, it’s hard to imagine that this serene setting was once a buzzing entertainment destination, complete with a casino and hotel. Now Oak Knoll, just minutes from downtown Attleboro, offers a natural respite with wooded trails and boardwalk winding through a red maple swamp, upland forest, and freshwater marsh, and around the lake’s perimeter.

Acres

51

Trail Mileage

1.5 miles Details >

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Native turtle species, invertebrates, and other exhibits in the nature center, a former residence built in 1759.
  • Fragrant and colorful gardens, with native plants offering food and shelter to birds and butterflies.
  • Easy-to-see tracks and signs of wildlife such as cottontail rabbits and foxes.
  • Salamanders and frogs in and around the vernal pools.
  • The Nature Play Area, where kids can use found objects to build fairy homes, play nature tic tac toe, and hop along Sid the Snake Stump Jump.

Location

1417 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
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Hours

Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; closed Monday
Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Admission

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $2 suggested donation