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: Mon-Fri, 9 am-4 pm; Sat 10 am-3 pm; closed Sun
TRAILS: Daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Boy with seining net at Duxbury Beach

Join us 3x a week for free summer fun in July and August! Enjoy two months filled with hands-on programs focused on the natural and cultural history of Duxbury Beach and the essential ecosystems it provides.

Goldfinch at BNC © Barry Van Dusen
Goldfinch at BNC © Barry Van Dusen

Our current exhibit features watercolor paintings by artist Barry Van Dusen. On display at the North River Gallery from May 19–June 26.

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Upcoming Programs

June 29, 2018 8:15am - 11:45am
Birders of all levels will enjoy spending the morning searching for birds in a variety of habitats year-round....
July 6, 2018 8:15am - 11:45am
Birders of all levels will enjoy spending the morning searching for birds in a variety of habitats year-round....
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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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