North River Wildlife Sanctuary

North River Wildlife Sanctuary, named for the state-designated Scenic River that winds along its northern boundary, serves as the base for South Shore Sanctuaries (which includes Daniel Webster and North Hill Marsh). Its 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. Read more > 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; closed Sundays
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

NR gift shop interior

This month is an extra-special time to stop in and visit North River. Enjoy a relaxed shopping experience featuring unique handmade gifts created by local artisans, including exquisite woodturning pieces, original art, soy candles, and much more! Through December 20.

Farm Day 2016 hayride

Many thanks to our community for a wonderful fall festival and fundraising event. This year’s event was our best-attended yet, and helped us set a new fundraising record in support of our conservation and education programs.

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Upcoming Programs

December 13, 2017 12:00am - 12:00am
This workshop, hosted by Mass Audubon, is designed to offer the skills required to lead successful trips...
December 21, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bundle up in your favorite warm layers and join us in the celebration of the Winter Solstice. Bring your...
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School Programs

Bring your students to North River Wildlife Sanctuary! We offer a multitude of educational and fun nature-based programs for students. Learn More

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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.

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