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Lake Wampanoag Wildlife Sanctuary. Gardner

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Experience the Wonders of Winter

  • kids and adults snowshoeing
    Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton

    Let It Snow: How to Get Outdoors This Winter

    Looking for ways to get outside this winter and experience nature in all its brisk, snowy glory? Consider these "Best of Winter" activities to do by yourself, with your family, or with a group of friends!

  • Hand holding a s'more with sunset in the background

    S’mores & More this Winter

    Embrace the winter while getting cozy by a fire pit with s’mores, star gazing, owl prowls, hikes, and even snow sculptures at S’mores & More events across the state!  

  • Person Cross Country Skiing

    Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing

    Get outdoors in the winter via snowshoes or cross-country skiing. 

  • Maple sugar buckets on trees

    The Art of Maple Sugaring

    Find out everything there is to know about maple sugaring and how to make maple syrup in Massachusetts. 

  • Man taking a photo at Plum Island in winter
    Plum Island

    Winter Birding on Plum Island

    This special site offers some of the most exciting winter birding in Massachusetts, with a wide variety of coastal habitats and species that are difficult to see elsewhere.

  • A sunset over a meadow and trees.
    Lost Farm, Nantucket

    If You Like This, Try That

    If you like these popular sanctuaries, you'll love these similar, lesser-known sites. 

  • Wachusett Meadow in Winter, snow on ground blue sky
    Wachusett Meadow, Princeton © Julie Mankowsky

    Winter Wonderlands in Central Massachusetts

    With 13 Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries boasting an impressive array of terrain and habitats spreading across Central Massachusetts, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor exploration.

  • Tracks in Snow
    Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    In the Heart of Winter

    Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love in all its beautiful forms, whether you're planning a romantic dinner with your significant other, sending flowers to a beloved elder, mailing a "thanks for being you" card to your best friend, or dishing out heart-shaped waffles to your kids.

  • Tracks in Snow
    Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    Wildlife Tracking in Winter

    Curious about the critters that leave "footprints" on snow-covered yards and fields? Our naturalists can help you solve the mystery! Identifying signs of wildlife can teach us a lot about the animals that live in our area. 

  • Colorful, starry night sky framed by tree silhouettes
    © Andrew March

    Winter Stargazing

    Winter might seem like a chilly time to be out under the stars at night, but dry air and cool temperatures often make for crystal-clear skies—perfect for winter stargazing.

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All Are Welcome

We are committed to giving everyone a chance to experience nature no matter your age, background, or ability.

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