About Skunknett River

Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuary

Walking the tree-lined trails at Skunknett River, you can witness nature reclaiming former mill sites and explore a fragrant Atlantic White Cedar swamp. The name Skunknett comes from an Algonquin word that means a fishing place for eel; American eels may be seen in the sanctuary’s waterways.

Acres

147

Trail Mileage

1 mile

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Peaceful views of West Pond from the Overlook Trail, where black-crowned night-herons, ospreys, and migrating ducks may be spotted.
  • Three historic mill sites and abandoned cranberry bogs.
  • Springtime chorusing frogs in vernal pools.