About Stony Brook

Bench at Stony Brook © Art Donahue
© Art Donahue

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.

Acres

104

Trail Mileage

2 miles (universally accessible: 2,000 feet)

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Universally accessible, post-and-rope All Persons Trail, which leads past forested knoll, on to wetland boardwalk traveling through marsh and ponds. Guide available in large print, Braille, and audio format.
  • Boardwalk through extensive wetlands ends at a marsh-viewing platform, providing great opportunities for viewing wildlife.
  • Nature Play Area that features unique structures for climbing, hiding, and free play.
  • Native butterfly garden that surrounds the Nature Center.
  • Natural history exhibits, program space, and gift shop with nature-oriented items in the Nature Center.

Location

108 North Street, Norfolk, MA 02056
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Hours

September-June (current hours)

  • Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–4 pm; Sunday, 12:30 pm–4 pm; closed Mondays
  • Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk

July-August 

  • Monday–Saturday, 10 am–4 pm; Sunday, 12:30 pm–4 pm 
  • Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk

Admission

Mass Audubon Members: Free
DCR Park Pass Holders: Free
Nonmembers: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12) 
EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card

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