Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Two people watching river herring in a restored cold stream at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Once a working cranberry farm, this landscape underwent the largest freshwater ecological restoration ever completed in the Northeast. Now Tidmarsh is a 481-acre property that's home to a vast expanse of cold-water streams, ponds, forest, and woodlands—all permanently protected and open for everyone to enjoy!

Location60 Beaver Dam Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
Mailing Address: 137 Bartlett Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-927-1200
Hours: Trails open daily, dawn to dusk

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Hit the Trails!

Family on a trail in summer at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary © Jeanne Lesperance
© Jeanne Lesperance

Our 3 miles of trails explore cold-water streams, ponds, forest, and woodlands. Details & map >

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Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly male © Kim Nagy
Eastern Pondhawk © Kim Nagy

Explore the nature of summer online, from beautiful insects to amazing birds. Coming up next >

Sanctuary News & Events

Volunteers counting herring from a bridge over the stream at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Throughout April and May, some 50 dedicated volunteers made their way to Tidmarsh every week—some multiple times a week—to count migrating river herring as part of a statewide effort to track their population. 

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