Stony Brook Sensory Trail

Stop 12 on Stony Brook's Sensory Trail

A self-guided post-and-rope trail for the visually impaired has become reality due to a collaborative community effort between Mass Audubon, the Commonwealth's Department of Conservation and Recreation, Perkins School for the Blind, and local Lions Clubs. Also pitching in were employees from Timberland and boy scouts from Troop 61 in Wrentham who dug 130 post holes for the trail that ends on a boardwalk overlooking Kingfisher Pond.

Tour Info & Transcriptions


  • Wide trail is wheelchair accessible
  • Includes 11 stops through varied woodland, fields, and wetland habitat.
  • A round fishing float on a rope indicates each stop, and a square float indicates a bench where one can stop and listen to wildlife or take in the smell of pine trees, or feel how the bark of a red oak and cherry tree differ.
  • Each stop has an interpretive identification sign in English and Braille.
  • Learn interesting facts about the ecology of this area and the social history of this 250-acre sanctuary.

→ Before beginning your walk, stop in the Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Center to pick up an interpretive trail guide in large print or Braille.

Audio Tour

Click each link to download the Audio Tour and play it on your smartphone or MP3 player.

Stop 1 - Introduction 
Stop 2 - Stone Wall
Stop 3 - Gray Birch
Stop 4 - Bird Boxes
Stop 5 - Red Cedar
Stop 6 - Red Oak & Cherry
Stop 7 - Red Maple 
Stop 8 - Spillway
Stop 9 - The Knoll
Stop 10 - White Pine
Stop 11 - Wetland Plants
Stop 12 - Ponds & Marshes