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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Safari Matinees

Saturday Safari Matinees • Starts May 2

Finding bugs at Daniel Webster © Bruce Messinger
© Bruce Messinger

Enjoy free guided walks led by skilled naturalists every Saturday! View schedule >


Travel with Us

Enjoy local, national, and international nature travel experiences like no other! Upcoming trips >

School Programs

Programs for Schools

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Bring your students to North River, or have us visit your classroom! We offer a variety of fun nature-based programs for classes. Explore programs >

Join Mass Audubon

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Join Mass Audubon

Members get free admission to all wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs, camps, and gift shop purchases! Join today >

Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

May 1, 2020 (Friday) 8:15am - 11:45am
Birders of all levels will enjoy spending the morning searching for birds in a variety of habitats year-round. This program is... Learn More >
May 2, 2020 (Saturday) 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Explore the many corners of North River Wildlife Sanctuary with a Teacher Naturalist on Saturday afternoons for FREE! Activiti... Learn More >
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