Places to Explore — Metro South

Not sure where to start exploring? Try visiting one of our wildlife sanctuaries in the Metro South area.

Nature Center & Trails

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Location: Milton
Trails: 125 miles via Blue Hills Reservation

The interpretive center for the state-owned Blue Hills Reservation, this sanctuary features a natural history museum, outdoor wildlife exhibits, and is home to the Snowy Owl Project. Details >

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Sharon
Trails: 20 miles

Mass Audubon's oldest and largest wildlife sanctuary encompasses forests, fields, and wetlands with diverse hiking trails and a red maple swamp boardwalk. Details >

Museum of American Bird Art

MABA Gallery exterior © Barry Van Dusen, watercolor, 2016
MABA Gallery watercolor © Barry Van Dusen, 2016

Museum of American Bird Art

Location: Canton
Trails: 2 miles

This 121-acre wildlife sanctuary features a professional art museum with a permanent collection as well as rotating exhibitions of nature-inspired art by internationally recognized artists. Details >

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Norfolk
Trails: 2 miles

With an extensive boardwalk that goes through forest, fields, and wetlands, here you can get up-close views of wildlife above and under the water. Details >