Trails at Mass Audubon

Boardwalk trail at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary © Rosemary Mosco, Mass Audubon

We have 50+ wildlife sanctuaries across the state, from Cape Cod to the Berkshires. On our hundreds of miles of trails you can take in ocean, pond, and river views; explore forests and fields; hike drumlins and eskers; stroll boardwalks and gravel paths; discover stone walls and observation towers; go on a Quest or play nature bingo; and enjoy solitude on benches or in bird blinds.

Find a Trail by Region

Sanctuary names marked with an astrik (*) also have a multi-sensory interpretive trail.

Berkshires

Pleasant Valley, Lenox*
Canoe Meadows, Pittsfield
Lime Kiln Farm, Sheffield

Connecticut River Valley

West Mountain, Plainfield
Road’s End, Worthington
High Ledges, Shelburne
Conway Hills, Conway
Graves Farm, Williamsburg & Whately
Lynes Woods, Westhampton
Arcadia, Easthampton & Northampton*
Laughing Brook, Hampden

Central Massachusetts

Pierpont Meadow, Dudley
Burncoat Pond, Spencer
Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester*
Eagle Lake, Holden
Cook’s Canyon, Barre
Rutland Brook, Petersham
Wachusett Meadow, Princeton
Lincoln Woods, Leominster
Lake Wampanoag, Gardner
Flat Rock, Fitchburg

North of Boston

Rocky Hill, Groton
Nashoba Brook, Westford
Rough Meadows, Rowley
Ipswich River, Topsfield
Marblehead Neck, Marblehead

Greater Boston

Habitat, Belmont             
Drumlin Farm, Lincoln*
Waseeka, Hopkinton     
Broadmoor, Natick*
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan*
Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton*

South of Boston

Moose Hill, Sharon
Stony Brook, Norfolk*
Attleboro Springs, Attleboro*
Oak Knoll, Attleboro
North River, Marshfield*
Daniel Webster, Marshfield
North Hill Marsh, Duxbury
Allens Pond, Dartmouth & Westport
Great Neck, Wareham

Cape Cod and the Islands

Ashumet Holly, Falmouth
Skunknett River, Barnstable
Barnstable Great Marsh, Barnstable
Long Pasture, Barnstable             
Wellfleet Bay, Wellfleet*
Felix Neck, Edgartown  

   

Trail Activities

stonewall at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
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Criss-crossing woodlands throughout New England, stone walls stand quietly whispering stories to those who listen. These centuries-old historical markers indicate that land was previously cleared for agricultural use. Mass Audubon has stonewalls to explore at many of our wildlife sanctuaries.

Butterfly garden at Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center
Butterfly garden at Boston Nature Center
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Explore pollinator gardens, learn about beekeeping, and take garden programs at a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary near you.

Hiking up the drumlin at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
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Quests help families, youth groups, and friends explore and learn the special stories of Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries. Take a free self-paced Quest at participating Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries.

Winter Bingo Card
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Print out the cards and see if you can be the first to find all the items in a row, column, or corner to corner! We have different Bingo cards for each season of the year.

Eastern towhee © Roger Wrubel, Mass Audubon
Eastern towhee © Roger Wrubel, Mass Audubon

Download and print a bird checklist before your visit to a wildlife sanctuary and bring it with you for a convenient way to keep track of birds you see. Find a sanctuary

People walking on the marsh boardwalk at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon’s statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries offers hundreds of miles of trails to explore. Not sure where to start? Here are a few ideas to get you going. Learn More