About Daniel Webster

Green Heron catching a bullfrog at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary © Michael Snow
Green Heron at Daniel Webster © Michael Snow

Miles of trails that traverse grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands await birders, families, nature lovers, artists, and photographers at Daniel Webster. 

Wildlife from shorebirds and turtles to muskrats and mink can be viewed from observation blinds and boardwalks. The sizeable grassland provides crucial habitat for birds such as the American Kestrel and Bobolink.

Location

Winslow Cemetery Road, Marshfield, MA 
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Managed by North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Hours

Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

Admission

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $3 adults, $2 seniors (65+), and $2 children (2-12)

As a way to give even more people access to nature and to thank active military for their service, we are proud to offer:

EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card
ConnectorCare Card to Culture Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your ConnectorCare card
Wonderfund Access: Free for up to 4 people when you show your Wonderfund card
Active-Duty Military: Free for up to 5 people with a valid military ID card

→ For your safety and to avoid conflicts with wildlife, please follow our sanctuary guidelines during your visit.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Universally Accessible Trail
  • Picnic Area

Acres

578

Trail Mileage

3.5 miles (0.3 miles universally accessible)
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Sanctuary Highlights

  • Panoramic views of the grasslands from the platform at Fox Hill, where you may spot Northern Harriers, an Eastern Coyote, or White-tailed Deer.
  • A Purple Martin colony, housed in an array of white nesting gourds near Webster Pond.
  • Annual Farm Day festival along with birding excursions, nature walks, and other educational programs that take place year-round through North River Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Two wildlife observation blinds, where you can watch sunning turtles and a multitude of wetland birds such as Green Herons in the shallow pond.