Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

Rough Meadows Sawyers Island, photo by Monkman

Encompassing spectacular coastal woodlands, salt marshes, tidal creeks, and salt pannes, Rough Meadows supports an astonishing diversity of wildlife. The sanctuary, managed in collaboration with the Essex County Greenbelt, is part of the Great Marsh ecosystem. The area has been designated an Important Bird Area and Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Read More

Explore Our Trails

Two people walking

Explore 1.6 miles of well marked trails through coastal woodlands to several viewpoints that offer panoramic views of the Great Marsh. Learn More

Program Catalog

The nearby Joppa Flats Education Center offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone. Find a program