Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in summer © Andy Bakinowski
© Andy Bakinowski

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. 

Location108 North Street, Norfolk, MA 02056
Phone: 508-528-3140
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–4 pm; Sunday, 12:30 pm–4 pm; Closed Monday; Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Tiny Trekkers - fall/winter

Tiny Trekkers

Stony Brook's Tiny Trekkers program

Introduce your little one to a love of nature! Explore new topics each week. Register >

Accessible Trail

All Persons Sensory Trail

This self-guided, post-and-rope trail is wheelchair accessible & features an Audio Tour. More Info >

Wood Duck Derby

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Wood Duck Derby

"Adopt" your rubber ducks today for your chance to win $750 or other great prizes! Enter the Race >

Group Volunteering

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Group Volunteering

Flexible volunteer opportunities are available year-round for companies both large and small! Contact Us >

Sanctuary News & Events

Cover of "Winter World" by Bern Heinrich © HarperCollins Publishers

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Meet other nature enthusiasts and learn about local natural history in this special two-part program! Meet on October 23 for a discussion of Winter World by Bernd Heinrich, and then again on November 2 for a naturalist walk.

Beaver gnawing stick in a pond © Amy Vaughn

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

The title of the classic family TV show brings to mind childhood whimsy and cleverness—mixed in with a little innocent trouble and complications. In real life, however, beavers can cause lots of problems and require constant monitoring. 

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