Greater Boston Trails

People walking on the marsh boardwalk at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Taking in the Boston skyline

The Red Dot Great Blue Hill Trail - Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Length: 1 mile
Intensity: Moderate
Fun fact: Watch for soaring hawks and turkey vultures.


Pushing a stroller

Marsh Boardwalk - Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

Length: 0.25 mile
Intensity: Easy
Fun fact: A self-guiding audio (cell phone or MP3) tour includes bird and amphibian sounds as well as describes the trail in spring and fall.


Experiencing nature in the city

Fox Trail - Boston Nature Center, Mattapan

Length: 0.5 miles
Intensity: Easy
Fun fact: In winter, all sorts of unexpected animals leave tracks behind on this trail including turkeys, coyotes, and deer.


Being a kid

Forest Discovery Trail - Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln

Length: 0.35 miles
Intensity: Easy, mostly level
Fun Fact: Explore a human-made, giant bird nest, tunnels, and stump jump along this interactive trail.


Hearing great horned owls

Highland Farm Loop - Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont

Length: 1 mile
Intensity: Easy
Fun Fact: The white pine forest along this wildlife sanctuary’s longest trail has been known to house nests for the great horned owl. It also makes for great cross country skiing in the winter.


Watching a vernal pool come to life

Vernal Pool Loop - Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon

Length: 1.5 miles
Intensity: Easy/Moderate
Fun fact: This trail also has a Quest, making it especially fun for families.

View world class bird art and then create your own

Gallery and Main Loop - Museum of American Bird Art, Canton

Length: 1.5 miles
Intensity: Easy
Fun Fact: The trails behind the museum once served as inspiration for the land’s original owner, who was an artist and bird lover.


Using all your senses

Sensory Trail - Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Norfolk

Length: 0.4 miles
Intensity: Easy
Fun fact: Interpretive stops along this self-guided post-and-rope trail for the visually impaired highlight the natural and cultural resources along the way.