About Stony Brook

Bench at Stony Brook © Art Donahue
© Art Donahue

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.



Trail Mileage

2 miles (universally accessible: 2,000 feet)

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Universally accessible, post-and-rope Sensory Trail, which leads past forested knoll, on to wetland boardwalk traveling through marsh and ponds. Guide available in large print, Braille, and audio format.
  • Boardwalk through extensive wetlands ends at a marsh-viewing platform, providing great opportunities for viewing wildlife.
  • Nature Play Area that features unique structures for climbing, hiding, and free play.
  • Native butterfly garden that surrounds the nature center.
  • Natural history exhibits, program space, and gift shop with nature-oriented items in the nature center.


108 North Street, Norfolk, MA 02056
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September-June: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–4 pm; Sunday, 12:30 pm–4 pm; closed Monday 
July-August: Monday–Saturday, 10 am–4 pm; Sunday, 12:30 pm–4 pm 
Trails year-round; Daily, dawn to dusk


Members & DCR Park Pass Holders: Free
Nonmembers:$4 Adults, $3 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12) 

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