About Oak Knoll
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.
1417 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
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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.
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
- Universally Accessible Nature Center
- Universally Accessible Restrooms
- Picnic Area
- 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.