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
Stony Brook is one of the few nesting sites in Massachusetts for the purple martin—North America’s largest swallow. However, our current housing structure is not built to support population monitoring and has limited nesting space. If we do not expand the number of housing options, returning purple martins will very quickly find themselves without a nesting space in our emerging colony.
We have much to be thankful for at Stony Brook in 2016. This was a year punctuated by inspirational highlights, at least one memorable misfortune, and setting some new records.
Come on an exciting walk this winter through the woods using this unique Native American invention! Beginners and experts welcome.