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Lake Wampanoag Wildlife Sanctuary. Gardner

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Best Summer Ever

  • Cedar Pond Forest in Spring
    Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Wenham

    Cool Off Under the Canopy

    On a hot summer day, you can find refuge beneath the tree canopy. 

  • A whale poking its nose out of the water
    © Kevin Lynch

    A Deep Dive into Whales and Seabirds

    From spring to fall, people from around the world visit the coasts of Massachusetts for whale-watching. While whales tend to be the focus point, many birders take these expeditions to watch the symbiotic relationship existing between some of the world’s largest creatures and seabirds. 

  • Rows of vegetables at Drumlin Farm

    Making a Difference Through Farming

    To help alleviate food insecurity across the state, Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm and the Farm at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary donate thousands of pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to food pantries and organizations each year. 

  • Green leaves frame the photo around a waterfall in a forest.
    Cook's Canyon, Barre

    Go With the Flow

    For thousands of years, flowing water has carved through the New England landscape, creating waterfalls, brooks, streams, and rivers. These Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries boast unique water features worth the visit. 

  • 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. 

  • grassy trail
    Lake Wampanoag Wildlife Sanctuary. Gardner

    Hidden Gems

    We like to think of these sites as Mass Audubon’s “hidden gems,” and they are just waiting for you to experience their miles of trails, scenic waterways, and unparalleled beauty.

  • Gulls flying over the ocean
    © Kristen Bene

    Seas the Day

    With 1,519 miles of shoreline in Massachusetts, there are plenty of places to feel the warm sand in your toes, but these hot spots are more than just a playground for visitors and residents.

  • People sitting around a waterfall with sun coming in
    Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary ©Gretchen Etrl

    The Last Hurrah: 10 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

    The season may be winding down, but summer’s not done yet! Here are 10 unique ways to squeeze out every last drop of warm weather before we concede to fall.


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