Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Encompassing spectacular coastal woodlands, salt marshes, tidal creeks, and salt pannes, Rough Meadows supports an astonishing diversity of wildlife. The sanctuary, managed in collaboration with the Essex County Greenbelt, is part of the Great Marsh ecosystem. The area has been designated an Important Bird Area and Area of Critical Environmental Concern.
Location: Patmos Road, Rowley, MA
Hours: Open daily, dawn to dusk
Explore Our Trails
Explore 1.6 miles of well marked trails through coastal woodlands to several viewpoints that offer panoramic views of the Great Marsh. Learn More