Outdoor Activities for All Ages

Couple hiking the boardwalk trail at Wellfleet Bay
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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!

Earth Month

April 1–30

Celebrate Earth Day with Mass Audubon all throughout April! Get outdoors, explore the trails, and learn what you can do to combat climate change across Massachusetts.

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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 >

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 >

Family canoeing at Arcadia
Canoeing at Arcadia

From spring through early fall, several wildlife sanctuaries offer a new way to enjoy nature—by canoe, kayak, or boat. 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 >

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

Explore Nature at Home

Explore Nature at Home

Eastern Chipmunk with acorn © Justin Miel
Eastern Chipmunk © Justin Miel

Look no further than your own backyard, neighborhood, or local park to discover the amazing wonders of nature! Ways to explore >

Upcoming Outdoor Programs

Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mattapan
April 17, 2021 (Saturday) 1:00-4:30pm
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