Featured Trails: Boston & Metro West

People walking on the marsh boardwalk at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary


Fox Trail

Boston Nature Center, Mattapan

Length: 0.5 miles
Intensity: Easy
Fun fact: In winter, all sorts of unexpected animals leave tracks behind on this trail including turkeys, coyotes, and deer.


Marsh Boardwalk

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

Length: 0.25 mile
Intensity: Easy
Fun Fact: A self-guiding audio (cell phone or MP3) tour includes bird and amphibian sounds as well as describes the trail in spring and fall.

Sassafras Trail

Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary, Hopkinton

Length: 1 mile
Intensity: Easy
Fun Fact: Find the sassafras, which can have 3 different shaped leaves on the same tree.

Forest Discovery Trail

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln

Length: 0.35 miles
Intensity: Easy, mostly level
Fun Fact: Explore a human-made, giant bird nest, tunnels, and stump jump along this interactive trail.

Highland Farm Loop

Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont

Length: 1 mile
Intensity: Easy
Fun Fact: The white pine forest along this wildlife sanctuary's longest trail has been known to house nests for the Great Horned Owl. It also makes for great cross country skiing in the winter.