Wildlife Sanctuaries List

Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuary network includes approximately 100 properties across the state. More than half of these sanctuaries are places ready to be explored, with trails, maps, signage, and often nature centers or museums with trained naturalists leading programs.

Wildlife Sanctuaries to Explore 

Names with * indicate sanctuaries with a staffed nature center or museum.

Allens Pond*
South Dartmouth
Arcadia*
Easthampton & Northampton
Ashumet Holly
East Falmouth
     
Attleboro Springs
Attleboro
Barnstable Great Marsh
Barnstable
Blue Hills Trailside Museum*
Milton
     
Boston Nature Center*
Mattapan
Broad Meadow Brook*
Worcester
Broadmoor*
Natick
     
Burncoat Pond
Spencer
Canoe Meadows
Pittsfield
Conway Hills
Conway
     
Cook's Canyon
Barre
Daniel Webster
Marshfield
Drumlin Farm*
Lincoln
     
Eagle Lake
Holden
Eastern Point
Gloucester
Endicott
Wenham
     
Felix Neck*
Edgartown
Flat Rock
Fitchburg
Graves Farm
Williamsburg
     
Great Neck 
Wareham
Habitat*
Belmont
High Ledges
Shelburne
     
Ipswich River*
Topsfield
Joppa Flats*
Newburyport
Kettle Island
Manchester-by-the-Sea
     
Lake Wampanoag
Gardner
Laughing Brook
Hampden
Lime Kiln Farm
Sheffield
     
Lincoln Woods
Leominster
Long Pasture*
Barnstable
Lynes Woods
Westhampton
     
Marblehead Neck
Marblehead
Moose Hill*
Sharon
Museum of American Bird Art*
Canton
     
Nahant Thicket
Nahant
Nashoba Brook
Westford
North Hill Marsh
Duxbury
     
North River*
Marshfield
Oak Knoll*
Attleboro
Pierpont Meadow
Dudley
     
Pleasant Valley*
Lenox
Richardson Brook
Tolland
Road's End
Worthington
     
Rocky Hill
Groton
Rough Meadows
Rowley
Rutland Brook
Petersham
     
Sampsons Island
Barnstable
Sesachacha Heathlands
Nantucket
Skunknett River
Barnstable
     
Stony Brook*
Norfolk
Wachusett Meadow*
Princeton
Waseeka
Hopkinton
     
Wellfleet Bay*
South Wellfleet
West Mountain
Plainfield
Wildwood Camp
Rindge, NH
     

Additional Wildlife Sanctuaries

Our other wildlife sanctuaries are conserved lands that are ecologically managed and monitored, but not yet prepared for the public to visit.

Annisquam Salt Marsh
Gloucester
Assonet Cedar Swamp
Lakeville
Cedar Pond
Wenham
     
Cheshire Pond
Ashburnham
Cold Brook
Otis
Cotuit Bay
Barnstable 
     
Cromeset Neck
Wareham
Cuttyhunk Thicket
Gosnold 
Edgartown Great Pond
Edgartown 
     
Egg Island Shoal
Barnstable
Elm Hill
North Brookfield & Brookfield
Farrar Pond
Lincoln
     
Fish Brook
Boxford     
Fresh Pond
Dennis 
Gunning Island
Westport
     
House Island
Manchester-by-the-Sea
Indian Trail
Barnstable
Laurel Woods
Holden
     
Little Cedar Swamp
Lakeville & Freetown 
Little Pine Island
Westport
Lost Farm
Nantucket
     
Maraspin Creek
Barnstable
Mark’s Cove Marsh
Wareham
Norman’s Woe
Gloucester
     
Norwell Marsh
Norwell
Norwood Mills
Rockport
Old Baldy Mountain
Otis
     
Onset Bluff
Wareham
Outermost House
Eastham
Pine Island
Marshfield
     
Poor Farm Hill
New Salem
Popponesset Spit
Mashpee & Barnstable
Rendezvous Salt Marsh
Barnstable
     
Sesuit Marsh
Dennis
Smith’s Point
Nantucket
Straitsmouth Island
Rockport
     
Stump Brook
Halifax
Tern Island
Chatham
Tilden Farm
Marshfield
     
Tilden Island
Marshfield
Ward’s Rock
Fairhaven
Weld Pond
Dedham
     
West Branch
Heath
Whetstone Wood
Wendell