About Great Neck

Box turtle © Richard Johnson

Nearly all of this property was designated a priority habitat of state-listed rare species, which is why Mass Audubon collaborated with public and private conservation organizations, as well as private landowners, to protect and manage this sanctuary. Wandering through pine forest on old carriage roads and deer paths, you may encounter a roosting great horned owl or a wading heron at the marsh edge.

Acres

219

Trail Mileage

4 miles Get details >

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Trails that crisscross a network of protected forestland, where access is provided through the generosity of private landowners.
  • View of marsh and Cape Cod Canal at Osprey Overlook, where a pair of ospreys may be seen providing for their brood during spring and summer.
  • A large glacial erratic, a massive boulder deposited here by glaciers in the distant past.
  • Programs offered through Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary.