Boston Nature Center Sensory Trail
This 67-acre sanctuary was created to protect the wildlife living in this precious open space and provide access to nature for everyone. We invite you to experience the beauty and wonder of nature as you explore this sanctuary in the city, learn about past and present stewards of this land, and discover these wetlands, woods, and meadows. We created this fully accessible self-guided nature trail so that everyone could experience the very special nature that thrives here at Boston Nature Center. By creating this sensory trail, we continue two legacies–supporting wildlife and habitat conservation in this resilient urban landscape and connecting people to nature.
The trail may be traveled in either direction, starting at the front or rear of the Boston Nature Center.
Distance: Approximately one mile long around the George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center and through the 67-acres.
- Primarily level
- Crushed stone path
- All narrated audio tour stops are clearly marked by three-foot tall signposts with the stop name and number in print and in Braille.
While you are on the trail
- Listen for songbirds and chipmunks
- Visit meadow, forest, and wetland habitats
- Learn about the cultural and natural history of the Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounding areas.
We hope you’ll enjoy your visit and that this trail will enrich your senses in new ways.
Individual copies of the trail map are available in printed or tactile formats. Copies of the printed or Braille guide are also available in the Boston Nature Center.
There is an audio tour for our accessible trail. The tour is available in three versions: English, Spanish, and one version just for kids (currently available in English only.) All narrated stops along the trail are clearly marked by three-foot tall signposts with the stop name and number in print and in Braille.
You can access the audio tour three ways:
- You can call 617-618-1182 on your cell phone. This tour is available by phone April thru December.
- You can borrow an audio player during Boston Nature Center hours.
- You can download the Audio Tour from our website and play it on your personal audio player when you visit.