Sanctuary Guidelines for MABA
For your safety and to avoid conflicts with wildlife, we ask that you please:
- Leave everything as you find it—do not pick or collect items
- Remain on the trails at all times to protect plants, animals, and yourself
- Leave dogs and pets at home (service animals welcome)*
- Refrain from running, bike riding, or driving motorized vehicles (powered mobility devices welcome)*
- Refrain from launching, operating, or retrieving drones or other remote-controlled aerial vehicles
- Fishing, hunting, or trapping are not permitted
- Enjoy snacks or picnics in designated areas, and carry out all trash
- Do not smoke
Learn more about accessibility at our wildlife sanctuaries.
Please stay on the trails for your safety, and the safety of wildlife. Poison ivy and ticks are common in Massachusetts, so be sure to wear proper footwear, learn how to identify each, and be on the lookout. Also bring plenty of water, especially during the summer.
Mass Audubon welcomes visitors to capture the beauty and wonder of our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries through photography. If you would like to use a wildlife sanctuary for commercial photography purposes, please review the complete guidelines and learn how to schedule a time.
To Help Us Serve You Better
Please bring your Mass Audubon membership card when visiting one of our wildlife sanctuaries or gift shops.