North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Boardwalk in winter 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; closed Saturday & 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

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North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 19, 2019

Join us at Stellwagen Beer Company for an evening of local beer, live music, swing dancing, games, and camaraderie—all in support of our educational programs in South Shore schools.

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Upcoming Programs

March 11, 2019 (Monday) 9:00am - 11:30am
Enjoy birding but don't want to walk long distances? Join us as we travel by van to local hot spots to see what we can find ou... Learn More >
March 19, 2019 (Tuesday) 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Tap Into Nature with us at Stellwagen Beer Company! Come learn about our work in the community and enjoy local beer and camara... Learn More >
March 29, 2019 (Friday) 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Every good birding adventure should start right. We will begin our evening by sharing a variety of delicacies. Then, as the su... Learn More >
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