Directions to Cook's Canyon Wildlife Sanctuary
Managed by Central Properties
Hours of OperationTrails:
Daily, dawn to dusk
Online maps and GPS units may not give accurate directions. Please use our directions below.
From the Mass Turnpike (Rt I-90): Take exit 8 (Rt 32 north). Follow Rt 32 north for approximately 26 miles to Barre Center. At the town common, turn left onto South Street. The sanctuary parking lot is 0.3 miles ahead, marked with a Mass Audubon sign on the left.
From Rt 2: Take exit 22 (Gardner/Hubbardston). Follow rotary around to Rt 68 south (Hubbardston) and follow for 8.9 miles. Take a right onto Rt 62 west (Barre/Athol) and follow for 5.6 miles to Barre Center. Bear left toward the "Stop" sign. Go straight through the "Stop" sign onto South Street. Follow South Street for 0.3 miles from the common, and the sanctuary parking lot is on your left at the Mass Audubon sign.