About Marblehead Neck

Boardwalk at Mass Audubon Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

It’s not uncommon to spot unusual birds at Marblehead Neck, located in the center of a peninsula that extends into Massachusetts Bay. Its swamp, thickets, and woodlands are a haven for migratory birds—especially warblers—during the spring and fall migrations.



Trail Mileage

0.85 miles

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Black-crowned Night-Herons in early spring or sunning Painted Turtles.
  • Rocky outcropping uphill on the Warbler Trail, a good area to scan for birds in the trees below and the sky above.
  • Migrating songbirds resting in the trees during spring and fall.
  • Seasonal walks and programs conducted through Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.


Risley Road, Marblehead, MA Get Directions >
Managed by Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary


Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk


Free, donations appreciated