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: Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–4 pm; Sunday 12:30 pm–4 pm; Closed Mondays

Trails, daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Main Loop Trail section closed for construction
Main Loop Trail section closed for construction

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 March 30.

Purple martins © Mary Keleher
© Mary Keleher

Join us on Wednesday, April 19, for a free event where you can learn more about purple martins, their history, and how you can help support their return to Stony Brook through the Purple Martin Project.

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Upcoming Programs

June 2, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Spend a lovely Friday evening gliding around the Stony Brook wetlands, listening and exploring the ponds...
June 4, 2017 9:30am - 2:30pm
Quabbin Reservoir is a pristine 18-mile long reservoir, secluded in almost 55,000 acres of uninhabited...
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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