Trails at Mass Audubon

Rutland Brook Trail

Updated June 25, 2020

While our sanctuaries closed 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 can safely open trails on many of our wildlife sanctuaries for local visitation. We will continue to open more sanctuaries as soon as we are able to safely do so. Please continue to check back for the latest information.

Please Note: all buildings and facilities are closed (including restrooms and water fountains), all visitors should follow trail safety guidelines, dogs and bikes are not permitted, and please 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 testing out an Entry & Parking Ticket Reservation system for the following sanctuaries:

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

Learn more about reserving a time > 

Find Open Trails by Region


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 >


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
Nahant Thicket, Nahant →n/a
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 upcoming 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



At this time, these sanctuaries and trails remain closed to the public. We hope to open these sanctuaries and trails as soon as possible. We continue to seek community feedback and input from local boards of health, and evaluate site-specific trail conditions, our ability to monitor the sanctuary, and parking capacity.

North Shore

Joppa Flats, Newburyport