Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

Looking across Turtle Pond at Habitat Education Center
Turtle Pond

Gentle trails wind through deciduous and evergreen forests, across meadows, and around ponds and vernal pools at Habitat, located just seven miles from downtown Boston. A long-standing center for environmental education, Habitat offers year-round programs for all ages. Examples of sustainability—including goats that help control invasive plants and a community garden with plots for rent—make this a great spot to learn about green practices while you explore. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.

 Organized groups require advance reservations. Please contact us to schedule your visit. ←

Location10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: 617-489-5050
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am-5 pm • Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Hit the Trails!

Explore our 3-mile trail system, which connects to the Western Greenway Trail. Details & map >

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Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly male © Kim Nagy
Eastern Pondhawk © Kim Nagy

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September 20, 2021 (Monday) 3:30-5:00pm
Fall of 2021 we will explore seasonal themes through nature exploration and will include a chance to reflect on our thoughts with each other in a safe space Read more
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