About Habitat

Cherry tree at Mass Audubon Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

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. The Georgian-style mansion and beautiful formal gardens can also be rented for weddings and other events.


10 Juniper Road, Belmont, MA 02478
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Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
May-October: Call ahead for weekend hours
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk


Members & Belmont Residents: Free
Nonmembers: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12)
EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card


  • Parking
  • Universally Accessible Nature Center
  • Universally Accessible Restrooms
  • Universally Accessible Trail
  • Picnic Area
  • Electric Vehicle Charging



Trail Mileage

4 miles (universally accessible: 0.5 miles) Details >

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Turtles basking on logs and frogs plopping in the water at Turtle Pond.
  • The Habitat Intergenerational Program, which brings oldster and youngster volunteers together to work on environmental projects such as taking care of the trails and community and butterfly gardens.
  • The less-traveled Weeks Pond Trail, where you can explore the pond and meadow beyond.
  • The Western Greenway Trail, which runs 7 miles from Habitat to the Robert Treat Paine Estate in Waltham.