Outdoor Activities for All Ages

Parent with children of different ages walking on a trail in late fall

There are so many ways to get outdoors and explore the nature of Massachusetts! Each season presents new opportunities to appreciate the wonders of the natural world, whether it's at one of Mass Audubon's 60 wildlife sanctuaries or in your own neighborhood.

Find some inspiration for your next outdoor adventure!

Find birding resources for all levels and ages—checklists, recent sightings, programs, and more. Get birdy >

Kids snowshoeing at BNC
Boston Nature Center

Don't let the cold keep you indoors! There are lots of fun ways to experience nature in all its brisk, snowy glory. Explore winter >

Learn about our sustainable farming practices, sign up for a CSA share, or take a food-related program! Learn more >



Volunteers at BNC
Volunteers at BNC

Work outside and give back to your community by helping out at your local sanctuary. Get started >

Snowy Egrets at Parker River NWR © Myer Bornstein
Snowy Egrets © Myer Bornstein

At our sanctuaries, photographers of all skill levels can enjoy the beauty of nature in a whole new light! Learn more >

Eastern Chipmunk with a dried leaf in its mouth in autumn © Suzanne Hirschman
Eastern Chipmunk © Suzanne Hirschman

Each season presents opportunities to learn about the ever-changing landscapes and wildlife of Massachusetts! Start here >

Two kids throwing fall leaves in the air © Lisa Roberts
© Lisa Roberts

Nature Play Days encourage everyone to get out in nature each season through a variety of play ideas and activities! Learn more >