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.



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.


Union Street, Leominster, MA 
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Hours & Admission

Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk
Free, donations appreciated

Property Regulations

All of the land at our wildlife sanctuaries is protected. By conserving these open spaces, Mass Audubon, along with our members and partners, is able to fulfill its mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts.  

  • No dog walking or horseback riding; please leave all animals and pets at home (service animals welcome
  • No walking off trail  
  • No collecting or picking natural items.  
  • No bike riding or operating motorized vehicles; day passes are available for powered mobility devices   
  • No running, swimming, or camping 
  • No operating drones or other remote-controlled vehicles   
  • No fishing, hunting, trapping, or releasing of animals   
  • No feeding wildlife   
  • No smoking