Additional Wildlife Sanctuaries
Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuary network includes approximately 100 properties across the state, and more than half of these sanctuaries are ready to be explored.
The other wildlife sanctuaries are conserved lands that are ecologically managed and monitored, but, for the most part, do not feature trails, signage, or parking. We are working to prepare more of these sanctuaries for all to use, and we will update these pages as more become available.
In the meantime, you can learn more about these additional sanctuaries.
Central Massachusetts features 14 wildlife sanctuaries, 10 of which are open to the public. The other 4 are preserve valuable habitats. Learn more >
Of the 17 wildlife sanctuaries on the North Shore, 10 are ready for visitors to explore. The remaining 6 consist mostly of protected wetlands. Learn more >
Of the 9 sanctuaries in Greater Boston, 7 welcome the public to explore well-marked trails. The other 3 are not yet ready for visitors. Learn more >
There are 22 sanctuaries south of Boston, 9 of which feature trails and signage. The other 13 are not yet ready for the public to visit. Learn more >