Trails at Mass Audubon

Rutland Brook Trail

Updated September 15, 2020

After closing our sanctuaries in late March to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are now happy to share that, after careful analysis and discussions with local officials, we've been able to safely open the trails at our wildlife sanctuaries. 

Please Note
  • All buildings & most facilities remain closed (no water fountains available)
  • Bathrooms are closed at all sanctuaries except Drumlin Farm, Long Pasture, Wachusett Meadow, & Wellfleet Bay
  • All visitors should follow trail safety guidelines; dogs & bikes are not permitted; carry out anything you bring in

→ Ticketed Access for Select Sanctuaries ←

For visitor and staff safety, we are limiting the number of people on the trails at any given time. We are using an Entry & Parking Ticket Reservation system for the following sanctuaries:

  • Broadmoor (closed Mondays)
  • Ipswich River (closed Mondays)
  • Drumlin Farm (closed Mondays)
  • Blue Hills Trailside Museum (weekends only)

Learn more about reserving a time > 


Find Trails by Region


Important 

We need your help to make sure these trails can stay open! Please follow the guidelines below to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Trail Safety Guidelines >
Re-Opened Trails FAQ >

Berkshires

Canoe Meadows, Pittsfield → trail map
Lime Kiln Farm, Sheffield → trail map
Pleasant Valley, Lenox → trail map
Tracy Brook, Richmond → n/a

Connecticut River Valley

Arcadia, Easthampton & Northampton →trail map
Conway Hills, Conway → trail map
Graves Farm, Williamsburg & Whately →trail map
High Ledges, Shelburne →trail map
Laughing Brook, Hampden →trail map
Lynes Woods, Westhampton → trail map
Richardson Brook, Tolland → trail map
Road's End, Worthington → trail map
West Mountain, Plainfield → trail map

Central Massachusetts

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester → trail map
Burncoat Pond, Spencer → trail map
Cook's Canyon, Barre → trail map
Eagle Lake, Holden → trail map
Flat Rock, Fitchburg → trail map
Lake Wampanoag, Gardner → trail map
Lincoln Woods, Leominster → trail map
Nashoba Brook, Westford →trail maps
Pierpont Meadow, Dudley → trail map
Poor Farm Hill, New Salem →trail map
Rocky Hill, Groton →trail map
Rutland Brook, Petersham → trail map
Wachusett Meadow, Princeton →trail map

North Shore

Eastern Point, Gloucester →n/a
Endicott, Wenham →trail map
Ipswich River, Topsfield → reservation required
Marblehead Neck, Marblehead →trail map
Rough Meadows, Rowley → trail map

Greater Boston

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton → reservation required (open weekends only)
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan →trail map
Broadmoor, Natick → reservation required
Drumlin Farm, Lincoln → reservation required (open weekends only)
Habitat, Belmont → trail map     
Moose Hill, Sharon → trail map
Museum of American Bird Art, Canton →trail map
Stony Brook, Norfolk →trail map (only the boardwalk)
Waseeka, Hopkinton → trail map

South of Boston

Allens Pond, South Dartmouth & Westport →trail map
Attleboro Springs, Attleboro →trail map
Daniel Webster, Marshfield →trail map
Great Neck, Wareham → trail map
North Hill Marsh, Duxbury → trail map
North River, Marshfield → trail map
Oak Knoll, Attleboro →trail map
Tidmarsh, Plymouth → trail map (parking lot & entrance trail closed due to restoration work)

Cape Cod & the Islands

Ashumet Holly, Falmouth → trail map
Barnstable Great Marsh, Barnstable →trail map
Felix Neck, Edgartown → trail map
Long Pasture, Barnstable →trail map
Sesachacha Heathlands, Nantucket → n/a
Skunknett River, Barnstable →trail map
Wellfleet Bay, South Wellfleet →trail map

 

Closed

Nahant Thicket, Nahant (due to construction)