North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Pausing on a bridge at 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.  

Location2000 Main Street, Marshfield, MA 02050
Phone: 781-837-9400
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; closed Sunday; Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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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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Sanctuary News & Events

Marshfield's Roht Marine after March 2018 nor'easter © Bruce Messinger

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event May 9, 2019

The first-ever South Shore Climate Change Symposium is a full-day event featuring overviews of current research topics related to climate change and its impacts on areas such as sea level rise, ocean acidification, changes in precipitation, and more.

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