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!


Sensory Friendly Days

In order to continue making nature accessible to all, we’re launching a series of Sensory Friendly Days at sanctuaries throughout Massachusetts this summer!

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

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 >

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

Volunteering

Volunteering

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 >

Raccoons © Kim Nagy
Raccoons © Kim Nagy

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

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