About Nahant Thicket
At just four acres, Nahant Thicket is among Mass Audubon’s smallest wildlife sanctuaries. Yet, it’s an inviting spot for hundreds of migrating songbirds such as warblers, vireos, and thrushes passing through each year.
A short trail winds through “the Thicket”—a tiny patch of red maple swamp, brushy tangles, and a traversing stream.
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk
Free, donations appreciated
Parking (not plowed in winter)
- Coastal marine waters across the street from the sanctuary where loons, grebes, ducks, and seabirds often occur in variety and abundance during the winter.
- Migrant birds at their most diverse in May, September, and October.
- Butterflies during summer and fall.