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
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of American Bird Art
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Other Sanctuaries - Metro South
Weld Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Dedham
Weld Pond Wildlife Sanctuary is bordered to the west by the I-95/Route 128 corridor, to the east and south by Weld Pond, and to the north by private residences. It is approximately 300 feet south of the 213-acre Wilson Mountain Reservation, owned by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Conservation Features: The wildlife sanctuary is entirely forested. The forest cover is largely dominated by native oaks, although scattered white pines are present in the eastern portions of the wildlife sanctuary. Except for along the western and northern boundaries of the wildlife sanctuary few non-native plants are present. It serves as an island of largely undisturbed wildlife habitat within the densely developed I-95/Route 128 beltway.