Open House at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth Set for Saturday, June 2

Release Date:
May 23, 2018

PLYMOUTH—Mass Audubon welcomes the public to the Open House of its newest property, Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, taking place Saturday, June 2, from 10 am to 4 pm.

The celebration is the first public Open House to be held at the 481-acre wildlife sanctuary, situated on the site of a former cranberry bog that has been restored to its natural state. The Open House will include a full day’s schedule of fun, nature-focused activities for kids and adults alike, including bird walks, bug discoveries, nature journaling, botanical explorations, and more.

Visitors will be able to meet the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary staff as well as representatives from community partners including Explore Natural Plymouth and Plymouth 400, the official organizer of the town’s 2020 Quadricentennial.

The event will begin with a 10 am ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by guided hikes and natural history walks taking place throughout the day. Access is from the wildlife sanctuary parking lot at 60 Beaver Dam Road.

“Mass Audubon has long sought to develop a wildlife sanctuary that serves Plymouth and surrounding communities,” President Gary Clayton said. “Visitors to Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary will discover abundant opportunities to connect with nature.

“We are excited to be now building a conservation community with the residents, schools, and local organizations of this important region of the Commonwealth,” Clayton added.


Mass Audubon protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts' largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state's natural treasures for wildlife and for all people's vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.

Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 135,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today's and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at