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, 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.


1417 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
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Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; closed Monday
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk


Members: Free
Nonmembers: $2 suggested donation 
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


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



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 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.