Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Beach Loop Trail in late fall at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Spanning hundreds of acres of protected beach, fields, woodlands, pond, and marsh, Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary was created by generous families who opted to conserve their land. Extensive trail systems offer ocean and pond views from many vantage points and afford visitors a full day of walking and birding. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.

Field Office1280 Horseneck Rd., Westport, MA 02790
Stone Barn: 786 E. Horseneck Rd., South Dartmouth, MA
Allens Neck Trailhead: Allens Neck Rd., South Dartmouth, MA
Phone: 508-636-2437 
Hours: Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Volunteer putting an osprey into a box for translocation

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

This year marked the fourth year of Mass Audubon’s partnership with the University of Illinois at Springfield and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to help restore an osprey breeding population in Illinois. 

Children playing in a channel of water

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon educators have been spending time exploring the amazing wildlife and wild places of New Bedford with the Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) campers as part of the Explore Your Environment Summer Program.

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