Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Known for its extensive boardwalk system that goes through forest, fields, and wetlands, Stony Brook offers up-close views of wildlife above and under the water. Located adjacent to the 140-acre Bristol Blake State Reservation and cooperatively managed with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), this former 18th-century mill site now supports native wildlife. Read More

Sanctuary News & Events

Beaver swimming © Rene Laubach
Beaver swimming © Rene Laubach

By the late 1740s, beavers had been virtually eradicated from Massachusetts—now we "do battle" with them most every day! The process has provided some great teaching moments as well as a perfect opportunity for visitors to take a closer look at the impact these industrious and clever creatures can have on their habitat.

A group of snowshoers on a Spontaneous Explorations outing

Come on an exciting walk this winter through the woods using this unique Native American invention! Beginners and experts welcome. 

Boardwalk at Stony Brook

Get the latest information on the closure of the boardwalk at Bristol Blake State Reservation (connected to Mass Audubon’s Stony Brook). Updates will be posted as they come in, so check back often. Updated October 26.

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Upcoming Programs

December 10, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Programs for Scouts


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Birthday Parties


Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More