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 >

HOURS: Tues–Sat, 10 am–4 pm; Sun 12:30 pm–4 pm; closed Mon

TRAILS: Daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

View of new boardwalk facing east
View of new boardwalk facing east

Get the latest information on the closure of the boardwalk at Bristol Blake State Reservation (connected to Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary). Updates will be posted as they come in, so check back often. Updated June 5.

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Come cheer the ducks on while also enjoying our Annual Fall Fair on October 7. The race will begin at approximately 2:00 pm. Adopt your wood ducks today for your chance to win the Grand Prize!

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Upcoming Programs

July 1, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Start your morning off right with a fun and knowledgeable Stony Brook teacher on the trails learning...
July 8, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bogs are unusual places that are much more common in Maine than in Massachusetts. Bogs are characterized...
July 8, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ducks and Geese are beautiful and impressive creatures, but if you really want to find out what is living...
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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