About Oak Knoll

Visitor Center at Mass Audubon Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

Looking out over Lake Talaquega, it’s hard to imagine that this serene setting was once a buzzing entertainment destination, complete with a casino and hotel. 

Now Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, just minutes from downtown Attleboro, offers a natural respite with wooded trails and boardwalk winding through a red maple swamp, upland forest, and freshwater marsh, and around the lake’s perimeter.

Location

1417 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
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Hours

Nature Center: Closed
Trails: Open every day, dawn to dusk
Restrooms: An outdoor, portable restroom is available

→ For your safety and to avoid conflicts with wildlife, please follow our sanctuary guidelines during your visit.

Admission

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $2 suggested donation 

As a way to give even more people access to nature and to thank active military for their service, we are proud to offer:

EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card
ConnectorCare Card to Culture Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your ConnectorCare card
Wonderfund Access: Free for up to 4 people when you show your Wonderfund card
Active-Duty Military: Free for up to 5 people with a valid military ID card

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Universally Accessible Nature Center
  • Universally Accessible Restrooms
  • Picnic Area

Acres

75

Trail Mileage

1.5 miles

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Native turtle species, invertebrates, and other exhibits in the Nature Center, a former residence built in 1759.
  • Fragrant and colorful gardens, with native plants offering food and shelter to birds and butterflies.
  • Easy-to-see tracks and signs of wildlife such as Eastern Cottontail rabbits and foxes.
  • Salamanders and frogs in and around the vernal pools.
  • The Nature Play Area, where kids can use found objects to build fairy homes, play nature tic tac toe, and hop along Sid the Snake Stump Jump.
  • Summer day camp where children can have fun and learn about nature.