Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Family hiking up rocky forest trail
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

Nature Activities

There are so many ways to get outdoors and explore the nature of Massachusetts! Each season presents new opportunities to appreciate the wonders of the natural world, whether it's at one of Mass Audubon's 60 wildlife sanctuaries or in your own neighborhood. Find some inspiration for your next outdoor adventure!

Man and woman with binoculars closeup


Once you start to notice the bird life around you, a whole new world opens up. 

Three adults walking on a trail
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln

Walking & Hiking

Find yourself on one of our trails.

Family exploring nature

Family Fun

Foster the love of nature in the next generation with these opportunities. 

Photographer taking picture
© Alison Leedham

Art & Photography

Get inspired by the world around you.

Volunteer planting


Make a difference in the world by donating your time. 

Group walking in a row in a field with mountains behind them
Arizona © Eric Schultz

Overnight Trips

Mass Audubon offers overnight trips around New England and beyond throughout the year. 

The Best of Spring & Summer

Beekeeper holding apiary section with bees


Support these critical pollinators by learning more about them. 

Volunteers working in the gardens at MABA

Gardens & Gardening

Visit a demonstration garden, enroll in a community garden, or learn how to create your own at home. 

Late spring veggies from the Farm at Moose Hill CSA

Farms & Farm Shares

Taste locally grown sustainable produce from spring through fall.

Three canoes with two people in each paddling down a river. Dead trees and green vegetation on the banks are in front of them.
Ipswich River, Topsfield

Paddling & Cruises

Explore by water with kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals and programs. 

Sandy beach with grass on one side and ocean on the other
Sampsons Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable

Explore the Coast

Learn more about the critical habitats found on Massachusetts's Cape and Islands. 

Parents & infant looking gazing out from an overlook at High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary in spring © Phil Doyle
High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary, Shelburne © Phil Doyle

Retreat to the Berkshires

Take in breathtaking views from the Berkshire mountains.

The Best of Fall & Winter

Five trees with silver maple buckets stand in a foggy, rocky ground.
Moose Hill, Sharon

Maple Sugaring

Taste the sweet sap of Massachusetts's maple sugar trees. 

kids and adults snowshoeing
Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton

Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing

Bundle up to explore the snow-covered peaks and valleys.

Wildlife tracks at Waseeka

Wildlife Tracking

Follow the signs and investigate who left those mystery prints. 

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

Winter Stargazing

It might be chilly out, but winter is usually the best time for stargazing.

Passport to Nature booklet open in bunch of flowers

Don't Forget Your Passport to Nature!

Collect unique stickers from the wildlife sanctuaries you visit to fill your booklet and claim a prize. 

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