Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Known for its extensive boardwalk system that goes through forest, fields, and wetlands, Stony Brook offers up-close views of wildlife above and under the water. Located adjacent to the 140-acre Bristol Blake State Reservation and cooperatively managed with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), this former 18th-century mill site now supports native wildlife. Read More >

HOURS: Tue–Sat, 10 am–4 pm; Sun, 12:30 pm–4 pm; closed Mon
TRAILS: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

A group of snowshoers on a Spontaneous Explorations outing

Come on an exciting walk this winter through the woods using this unique Native American invention! Beginners and experts welcome. 

Mass Audubon Board members visiting new boardwalk

After being closed for over a year, Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary's boardwalk has finally been reopened to the public! Join us for the re-opening ceremony on Saturday, August 26, at 11:00 am.

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Upcoming Programs

January 20, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
The ‘dead of winter’ is not a good description when referring to the Quabbin! This pristine...
January 20, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Start your morning off right with a fun and knowledgeable Stony Brook teacher on the trails learning...
January 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Join a Stony Brook naturalist for an exploration of the wetlands, woodlands and winter wildlife of Stony...
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Programs for Scouts


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Birthday Parties


Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More