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

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.

Duck Derby rubber duck with goggles

Make the most of your summer by spending more time outside! Our wildlife sanctuaries around the state offer endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors—whether it’s going for a hike, taking a program, or enjoying the scenery by boat. Learn More

People walking on the marsh boardwalk at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon’s statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries offers hundreds of miles of trails to explore. Not sure where to start? Here are a few ideas to get you going. Learn More

stonewall at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Criss-crossing woodlands throughout New England, stone walls stand quietly whispering stories to those who listen. These centuries-old historical markers indicate that land was previously cleared for agricultural use. Mass Audubon has stonewalls to explore at many of our wildlife sanctuaries. Learn More

Passport to Nature

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

kids gardening at Mass Audubon Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

Have a little fun in the dirt and boost your productivity in your garden. Advanced gardeners and budding green thumbs alike can find a range of programs geared toward growing and plant maintenance. Learn More

kayakers

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