Wildlife Sanctuaries Across Massachusetts

The pond at Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary during a mid-winter snowfall © Cheryl Rose
Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary © Cheryl Rose

Each season brings unique opportunities to explore nature at all of our wildlife sanctuaries, making it fun and interesting to visit them at any time of year!

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Boy in winter clothes sliding down a snowy hill at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary © Phil Doyle
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary © Phil Doyle

Winter Recess

February 13-28

Celebrate winter throughout Massachusetts with vacation week fun for kids plus virtual and in-person programs for all ages!

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We have hundreds of miles of trails to explore all across Massachusetts.


Sanctuary Guidelines

Please follow our guidelines when visiting to help ensure our sanctuaries and trails can stay open.

Explore by Region

Explore by Region

Heron perched in the marsh at sunset at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary © Terri Munson
© Terri Munson

Get outdoors at one of 60 wildlife sanctuaries across the state, from the Berkshires to the Cape.


Things to Do

Discover all the fun, seasonal outdoor activities you can enjoy at our sanctuaries or at home!


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