Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston® Honors Three Wildlife Sanctuaries

Release Date:
July 23, 2019

LINCOLN, MA.—Boston Magazine’s annual Best Of Boston® feature, which recognizes what is top flight in the Hub, the region, and Cape & Islands, has honored three Mass Audubon Wildlife sanctuaries for 2019.

Boston Nature Center in Mattapan has been selected in the “Best Neighborhood Diversion” category, while Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport and Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln have been chosen in the “Best Family Friendly Activity” category, North and West regions, respectively.

In praising BNC, Best of Boston® judges wrote:  “A summer camp for kids and a natural oasis for everyone else, this 67-acre property boasts miles of trails and boardwalks…”

Similarly, they wrote of Drumlin Farm, “One visit…and you’ll see why this Lincoln oasis has been a cherished tradition for generations of families.” Joppa Flats, the judges noted, “offers wildlife educational programs designed to make nature fun—and a trip to the beach a (gentle) teaching moment.”

Mass Audubon Vice President for Wildlife Sanctuaries and Programs Gail Yeo said, “Each year, Boston Magazine’s Best Of Boston® showcases all that makes the city and the state so special, and we are thrilled that three of our sanctuaries have been chosen as 2019 honorees.

“Connecting with nature and supporting a healthy environment improve our collective quality of life in the Hub and across the Commonwealth,” Yeo noted, “and Mass Audubon is gratified that Best of Boston® has recognized the value of these goals.”


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