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

May 3, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bird watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the U.S. During these classes we will focus on...
May 5, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
This is a special Stony Brook night hike designed just for you! We'll play games as our eyes adjust to...
May 9, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
The intrepid Jack Lash will lead this program starting at Stony Brook. Jack will introduce everyone to...
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Programs for Scouts

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Looking for a way to earn a badge? We can help! Learn More

Birthday Parties

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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