Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary
Located just outside of downtown Boston on the former grounds of the Boston State Hospital, the Boston Nature Center is a community-based urban sanctuary. Trails and boardwalks traverse meadows and wetlands, home to over 150 species of birds, 40 species of butterflies, and more than 350 species of plants. Year-round programs help foster an appreciation for nature and the environment. Read more >
Location: 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan, MA 02126
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 am-5 pm; Saturday, Sunday & Monday holidays, 10 am-4 pm; Trails daily, dawn to dusk
Sanctuary News & Events
We have the cure for cabin fever—snowshoeing at BNC! Bring your own snowshoes, or rent a pair from us, and explore the great outdoors during a beautiful season.
Registration opens Thursday, January 31, at 8:30 am for BNC Camp in Mattapan and West Roxbury! We’re looking forward to sunshine, summertime, and days filled with adventure in the great outdoors.