About Lincoln Woods

Veery in a tree at Lincoln Woods Wildlife Sanctuary © Richard Johnson
Veery © Richard Johnson

Lincoln Woods Wildlife Sanctuary offers a small dose of nature in the heart of Leominster. The sanctuary’s trail system ranges from level to short slopes with surfaces that are smooth to uneven.

Trails pass through mature woodlands that include a number of seasonal breeding ponds (known as vernal pools) for Wood Frogs and Spotted Salamanders.

Acres

63

Trail Mileage

1 mile
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Sanctuary Highlights

  • In early spring, amphibians migrate in large numbers to the sanctuary’s numerous vernal pools during a natural phenomenon known as "Big Night."
  • An important resting spot for migrating birds in an otherwise urban environment.
  • Programs offered through Wachusett Meadow and Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Location

Union Street, Leominster, MA 
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Hours

Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Admission

Free, donations appreciated