About Daniel Webster

Green heron at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary

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, while the sizeable grassland provides crucial habitat for birds such as the American Kestrel and Bobolink.


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


Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk


Members: Free
Nonmembers: $3 adults, $2 seniors (65+), and $2 children (2-12)
EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card


  • Parking
  • Universally Accessible Trail
  • Picnic Area



Trail Mileage

3.5 miles (0.3 miles universally accessible)

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.