Additional Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuary network includes approximately 100 properties across the state, and more than half of these sanctuaries are ready to be explored

The other wildlife sanctuaries are conserved lands that are ecologically managed and monitored, but, for the most part, do not feature trails, signage, or parking. We are working to prepare more of these sanctuaries for all to use, and we will update these pages as more become available.

In the meantime, you can learn more about these additional sanctuaries.

Cold Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Cold Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Of the 6 sanctuaries in the Berkshires, you can visit 4. The other 2 are conserved lands without trails. Learn more >

West Branch Wildlife Sanctuary
West Branch Wildlife Sanctuary

Of the 10 sanctuaries in the Connecticut River Valley, you can explore 9. The other sanctuary is conserved land without trails. Learn more >

Elm Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
Elm Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Central Massachusetts features 14 wildlife sanctuaries, 10 of which are open to the public. The other 4 are preserve valuable habitats. Learn more >

Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Of the 17 wildlife sanctuaries on the North Shore, 9 are ready for visitors to explore. The remaining 7 consist mostly of protected wetlands. Learn more >

Farrar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Farrar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Of the 9 sanctuaries in Greater Boston, 7 welcome the public to explore well-marked trails. The other 2 are not yet ready for visitors. Learn more >

Stump Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Stump Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

There are 22 sanctuaries south of Boston, 9 of which feature trails and signage. The other 13 are not yet ready for the public to visit. Learn more >

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