Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary

View from Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary of a sunset over the nearby marina © Michael Le
View from Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary © Michael Le

What Eastern Point lacks in space it more than makes up for in views and wildlife! Located on a peninsula near the historic Eastern Point Lighthouse, the small sanctuary is a hotspot for butterflies and seabirds at particular times of the year. Look no further than the parking lot for unsurpassed coastal seascape. 

Location Eastern Point Boulevard (private way), Gloucester, MA
Admission: Free for Mass Audubon members; $10 per car for nonmembers (please have exact change)
Hours: Trails open daily, dawn to dusk; parking lot open from 8 am-8 pm

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Explore the Sanctuary

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Explore Nature

Enjoy a walk along a short 0.5-mile loop trail through deciduous forest. Monarch butterflies can be spotted in September. About the trail >

Programs at Ipswich River

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Try Something New!

The nearby Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary offers a variety of programs for children, families, and adults. Find a program >