North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Boardwalk trail through woods covered in snow at North River Wildlife Sanctuary
© Ryan Bevans

North River Wildlife Sanctuary is named for the state-designated Scenic River that winds along its northern boundary. The sanctuary's fields, oak forest, and salt marsh attract a wide variety of birds and seals are often visible from the riverside platform. Programs and summer camp take place in and around the historic building. Please leave dogs and other pets at home.

Location2000 Main Street, Marshfield, MA 02050
Phone: 781-837-9400
Hours: Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Hit the Trails

Explore more than 2 miles of well-marked trails, including a universally-accessible loop. Trail map >

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Fox Sparrow in winter at Boston Nature Center
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Kids having fun in the snow during February Vacation Week at North River Wildlife Sanctuary

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Children ages 6-10 can join the adventure at North River during school vacation week! Explore the sanctuary in winter as we search for wildlife tracks, learn how animals survive the cold, and more.

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