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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Trails

Hit the Trails!

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

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Online Programs

Eastern Chipmunk with a dried leaf in its mouth in autumn © Suzanne Hirschman
Eastern Chipmunk © Suzanne Hirschman

Explore the nature of fall online, from migration to misunderstood wildlife. Coming up next >

Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

November 7, 2021 (Sunday) 1:00-3:00pm
Work alongside Habitat staff and leaders from our Habitat Intergenerational Program (HIP) for a day of volunteering outside. Read more
December 18, 2021 (Saturday) 8:00-9:30am
Take a free guided nature walk around the sanctuary, thanks to our Habitat Intergenerational Program (HIP). Read more
January 15, 2022 (Saturday) 8:00-9:30am
Take a free guided nature walk around the sanctuary, thanks to our Habitat Intergenerational Program (HIP). Read more
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