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; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; closed Sunday
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk

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Vacation Week - Winter

December Vacation Days

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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

Join Mass Audubon

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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs, camps, and gift shop purchases! Join today >

Sanctuary News & Events

Hand-turned wood burled vase for sale at our Holiday Open House

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event December 7, 2019

Come shop for unique and locally handmade gifts in a relaxed atmosphere—no hustling or bustling required! Enjoy free admission, cider, snacks, craft demonstrations, a Discovery Room for the kids, and more.

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Upcoming Programs

December 9, 2019 (Monday) 6:00pm - 8:00pm
We are co-hosting a family friendly program about Marshfield's active night-time residents. Learn about the several species of... Learn More >
December 18, 2019 (Wednesday) 6:00pm - 9:00pm
We will sweeten the deal.... chili and cornbread at the office first, then on to the owls. This popular winter activity is a t... Learn More >
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