About Road’s End

Mass Audubon Road's End Wildlife Sanctuary in winter © Richard Johnson

An abandoned farmstead that was once selectively lumbered and cleared for agricultural purposes, Road’s End proves that, in time, the land can return to its former state. A white pine forest now stands in an old field and pastures have become beaver meadows. Two gentle loop trails through the fields, forests, and along a brook quickly transport to you the “middle of nowhere.”

Acres

190

Trail Mileage

1 mile

Sanctuary Highlights

  • The old cellar hole in the field, which serves as a breeding pond for wood frogs and spotted salamanders.
  • Bear claw marks on American beech trees.
  • Rock walls, pine woodlands, beaver ponds and a previously harvested forest that provide clues to past land use and recovery.