Trails at Mass Audubon

Rutland Brook Trail

We have 50+ wildlife sanctuaries across the state, from Cape Cod to the Berkshires. On our hundreds of miles of trails you can take in ocean, pond, and river views; explore forests and fields; hike drumlins and eskers; stroll boardwalks and gravel paths; discover stone walls and observation towers; go on a Quest or play nature bingo; and enjoy solitude on benches or in bird blinds.

Find a Trail by Region

Sanctuary names marked with an asterisk (*) also have an universally accessible trail.


Pleasant Valley, Lenox*
Canoe Meadows, Pittsfield
Lime Kiln Farm, Sheffield

Connecticut River Valley

West Mountain, Plainfield
Road’s End, Worthington
High Ledges, Shelburne
Conway Hills, Conway
Graves Farm, Williamsburg & Whately
Lynes Woods, Westhampton
Arcadia, Easthampton & Northampton*
Laughing Brook, Hampden

Central Massachusetts

Pierpont Meadow, Dudley
Burncoat Pond, Spencer
Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester*
Eagle Lake, Holden
Cook’s Canyon, Barre
Rutland Brook, Petersham
Wachusett Meadow, Princeton*
Lincoln Woods, Leominster
Lake Wampanoag, Gardner
Flat Rock, Fitchburg
Rocky Hill, Groton
Nashoba Brook, Westford

North Shore

Rough Meadows, Rowley
Ipswich River, Topsfield
Marblehead Neck, Marblehead

Greater Boston

Habitat, Belmont*             
Drumlin Farm, Lincoln*
Waseeka, Hopkinton     
Broadmoor, Natick*
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan*
Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton*
Museum of American Bird Art, Canton
Moose Hill, Sharon
Stony Brook, Norfolk*

South of Boston

Attleboro Springs, Attleboro*
Oak Knoll, Attleboro
North River, Marshfield*
Daniel Webster, Marshfield
North Hill Marsh, Duxbury
Allens Pond, Dartmouth & Westport
Great Neck, Wareham
Tidmarsh, Plymouth

Cape Cod and the Islands

Ashumet Holly, Falmouth
Skunknett River, Barnstable
Barnstable Great Marsh, Barnstable
Long Pasture, Barnstable             
Wellfleet Bay, Wellfleet*
Felix Neck, Edgartown  



Accessible Trail Summary

To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to connect with the natural world, many of Mass Audubon's wildlife sanctuaries now feature universally accessible trails.

People walking on the marsh boardwalk at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon’s statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries offers hundreds of miles of trails to explore. Not sure where to start? Here are a few ideas to get you going. Learn More

Trail Activities

Eastern Towhee (Photo: Roger Wrubel)
Eastern Towhee

Download and print a bird checklist before your visit to a wildlife sanctuary and bring it with you for a convenient way to keep track of birds you see.

stonewall at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Criss-crossing woodlands throughout New England, stone walls are centuries-old historical markers indicating that land was previously cleared for agricultural use. Mass Audubon has stone walls to explore at many of our wildlife sanctuaries. Learn more

Print out the cards and see if you can be the first to find all the items in a row, column, or corner to corner! We have Bingo cards with year-round and seasonal nature themes. Start Playing >

Quests help families, youth groups, and friends explore and learn the special stories of our wildlife sanctuaries. It's free and you can do it at your own pace! Find a Quest >