Tidmarsh Turns Five Celebration

September 30, 2023
All Persons Trail at Tidmarsh

10:00 am-2:00 pm
60 Beaver Dam Road, Plymouth, MA 02360

Free for members & nonmembers. No registration required.

Due to tomorrow’s forecast, Mass Audubon has made the decision to postpone Tidmarsh Turns 5! to Sept. 30th. 
We hope you can join us that day!

Join us in celebrating Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary turning five! We will celebrate both the sanctuary’s natural beauty and the hard work of our property team, volunteers, and partners for their dedication to the restoration and rewilding of Tidmarsh over the last five years.

There will be activities for families and all ages such as a scavenger hunt, nature crafts, as well as educational exhibits and guided hikes led by our skilled teacher naturalists through the sanctuary's restored wetlands. You’ll have the opportunity to see, firsthand, the amazing diversity of wildlife that has returned to the area.

Grand Opening of the All Persons Trail

We will also be celebrating the grand opening of the All Persons Trail at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a significant milestone in the sanctuary's efforts to be accessible and inclusive for all. The trail is fully accessible to people of all abilities, features a smooth surface, gentle grades, and post-and rope guide. A series of interpretive signs and interactive displays provide information about the area's ecology and history. Please come join us on a guided tour of the trail, which showcases the beauty and diversity of the sanctuary's wetlands, forests, and meadows.

Restoration Over 5 Years

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary was once a working cranberry bog but has since been restored to a functioning wetland wildlife sanctuary. The restoration of the area was a major undertaking that involved the removal of cranberry bog dikes and the rerouting of a nearby river. These changes have allowed the wetlands to naturally flood and drain, which has helped to create a thriving habitat for many species of wildlife. In addition to restoring the wetlands, the sanctuary also features walking trails and boardwalks that allow visitors to explore the area while minimizing their impact on the ecosystem. Learn more about the restoration.