List of Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mass Audubon's wildlife sanctuary network includes more than 100 properties across the state. More than half of these sanctuaries are places ready to be explored, with trails, maps, signage, and often nature centers or museums with trained naturalists leading programs.


Ready for Visitors to Explore


Names with * indicate sanctuaries with a staffed nature center or museum.

Berkshires & Connecticut River Valley

Arcadia,* Easthampton & Northampton
Canoe Meadows, Pittsfield
Conway Hills, Conway
Graves Farm, Williamsburg
High Ledges, Shelburne
Laughing Brook, Hampden
Lime Kiln Farm, Sheffield
Lynes Woods, Westhampton
Pleasant Valley,* Lenox
Poor Farm Hill, New Salem
Old Baldy, Otis
Richardson Brook, Tolland
Road's End, Worthington
Tracy Brook, Richmond
West Mountain, Plainfield

Central Massachusetts

Broad Meadow Brook,* Worcester
Burncoat Pond, Spencer
Cook's Canyon, Barre
Eagle Lake, Holden
Flat Rock, Fitchburg
Lake Wampanoag, Gardner
Lincoln Woods, Leominster
Nashoba Brook, Westford
Pierpont Meadow, Dudley
Rocky Hill, Groton
Rutland Brook, Petersham
Wachusett Meadow,* Princeton

North Shore

Eastern Point, Gloucester
Endicott, Wenham
Ipswich River,* Topsfield
Joppa Flats,* Newburyport
Kettle Island, Manchester-by-the-Sea
Marblehead Neck, Marblehead
Nahant Thicket, Nahant
Rough Meadows, Rowley
Straitsmouth Island, Rockport

Metro West

Broadmoor,* Natick
Drumlin Farm,* Lincoln
Habitat,* Belmont
Waseeka, Hopkinton

Boston

Boston Nature Center,* Mattapan

Metro South

Blue Hills Trailside Museum,* Milton
Moose Hill,* Sharon
Museum of American Bird Art,* Canton
Stony Brook,* Norfolk

South East

Allens Pond,* South Dartmouth
Attleboro Springs, Attleboro
Daniel Webster, Marshfield
Great Neck, Wareham
North Hill Marsh, Duxbury
North River,* Marshfield
Oak Knoll,* Attleboro
Tidmarsh, Plymouth

Cape Cod

Ashumet Holly, East Falmouth
Barnstable Great Marsh, Barnstable
Long Pasture,* Barnstable
Sampsons Island, Barnstable
Skunknett River, Barnstable
Wellfleet Bay,* Wellfleet

Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket

Felix Neck,* Edgartown
Lost Farm, Nantucket
Sesachacha Heathlands, Nantucket

New Hampshire

Wildwood Camp, Rindge


Not Ready for Visitors


These additional wildlife sanctuaries are conserved lands that are ecologically managed and monitored, but not yet prepared for the public to visit.

Berkshires & Connecticut River Valley

Brush Valley, Warwick
Cold Brook, Otis
West Branch, Heath

Central Massachusetts

Cheshire Pond, Ashburnham
Elm Hill, North Brookfield & Brookfield
Laurel Woods, Holden
Whetstone Wood, Wendell

North Shore

Annisquam Salt Marsh, Gloucester
Cedar Pond, Wenham
Fish Brook, Boxford
House Island, Manchester-by-the-Sea
Norman's Woe, Gloucester
Norwood Mills, Rockport

Metro West

Brewster Woods, Concord
Farrar Pond, Lincoln

Metro South

Weld Pond, Dedham

South East

Assonet Cedar Swamp, Lakeville & Freetown
Cromeset Neck, Wareham
Gunning Island, Westport
Little Cedar Swamp, Lakeville & Freetown
Little Pine Island, Westport
Mark's Cove Marsh, Wareham
Norwell Marsh, Norwell
Onset Bluff, Wareham
Pine Island, Marshfield
Stump Brook, Halifax
Tilden Farm, Marshfield
Tilden Island, Marshfield
Ward Rock, Fairhaven

Cape Cod

Cotuit Bay, Barnstable
Cuttyhunk Thicket, Gosnold
Egg Island Shoal, Barnstable
Fresh Pond, Dennis
Indian Trail, Barnstable
Maraspin Creek, Barnstable
Outermost House, Eastham
Popponesset Spit, Mashpee
Rendezvous Salt Marsh, Barnstable
Sesuit Marsh, Dennis
Tern Island, Chatham

Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket

Edgartown Great Pond, Edgartown
Smith's Point, Nantucket