About Allens Pond

people playing on the rocks

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.

Location

Field Office: 1280 Horseneck Rd, Westport, MA 02790
Stone Barn: 786 E. Horseneck Rd, South Dartmouth, MA
Allens Neck: Allens Neck Rd, South Dartmouth, MA

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Hours

Trails, daily dawn to dusk

Admission

Free, donations appreciated

Trails

7 miles 

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Universally Accessible Bathroom (at Stone Barn)
  • Universally Accessible Trail (at Stone Barn)
  • Picnic Area

Acres

620

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Three trailheads to begin an adventure: one on Allens Neck Road, one at 786 E. Horseneck Road, and one at the Field Station on Horseneck Road.
  • More than 300 species of birds have been recorded here, including piping plovers, which nest on the 1.5 mile stretch of coastal beach.
  • An agricultural landscape of wide open fields crisscrossed by stone walls and maintained through partnerships with local farmers.
  • Rare butterflies in the butterfly garden and the sounds of chorusing toads and frogs in the vernal pools.
  • Seasonal programs and year-round volunteer and citizen science projects, conducted at the historic 1860s-era Stone Barn.