Outdoor Fun

There's so much fun to be had outdoors!

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Mass Audubon's wildlife sanctuaries offer a wide variety of programs. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone. Search the Catalog

Butterfly garden at Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center
Butterfly garden at Boston Nature Center

Explore pollinator gardens, learn about beekeeping, and take garden programs at a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary near you.


Each spring, summer, and fall several wildlife sanctuaries give nature lovers a fresh way to enjoy local ecology—by canoe, kayak, or boat. Learn More

South esker trail at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary © Christine Mallette
South esker trail at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary © Christine Mallette

With thousands of miles of trails to explore on our wildlife sanctuaries, there are so many amazing locations to visit. No group knows this better than Mass Audubon’s sanctuary directors. We asked each of them to describe a spot on our properties that is near and dear to their heart. Here are their often inspirational and surprising answers.

People walking on the marsh boardwalk at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

On our hundreds of miles of trails you can take in ocean, pond, and river views; explore forests and fields; hike drumlins and eskers; stroll boardwalks and gravel paths; discover stone walls and observation towers; go on a Quest or play nature bingo; and enjoy solitude on benches or in bird blinds.

Child at Broadmoor
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Mass Audubon has a variety of programs to keep families and children busy in the outdoors all year long. Check out seasonal festivals, nature walks, vacation week programs, story-time programs, and more.

Hiking and a view

Mass Audubon offers a variety of programs for adults to get outside and enjoy the nature of Massachusetts - you can find naturalist-guided walks, workshops, and more at one of our wildlife sanctuaries. Learn More

Ariana Tworog-Dube with her completed Passport to Nature
© Erica Tworog-Dube

You can keep track of your sanctuary explorations—and win prizes—by collecting stamps in your Passport to Nature, available at any one of 21 participating sanctuaries across the state. Learn More