Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Green path cut between tall vegetation leading to a forest with fall foliage.
Burncoat Pond, Spencer

Places to Explore by Region

Get outdoors at one of our wildlife sanctuaries or partner properties across the state, from the Berkshires to Martha's Vineyard. At many sanctuaries, you can visit a nature center where friendly and knowledgeable staff members and volunteers will be happy to help you make the most of your visit.

View a list of all wildlife sanctuaries and partner properties

Regions

View of the Boston Nature Center building

Boston

Just outside of downtown Boston, our community-based urban sanctuary offers trails, a community garden, beehives, and more. 

boardwalk trail through a grassy meadow
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Cape Cod

The coast is calling at our 6 wildlife sanctuaries on Cape Cod, where you can explore everything from salt marshes to barrier beaches to pine woodlands. 

Opening in a rockwall standing in the middle of a forest in the fall, the ground is covered in orange and yellow fallen leaves.
Eagle Lake, Holden

Central

These 11 wildlife sanctuaries in Central Massachusetts feature unparalleled beauty and miles of nature trails.

View of the pond at Felix Neck
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown

Islands

Escape the beach crowds and experience the serenity of nature at our 3 wildlife sanctuaries on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. 

A rocky ledge overlooking a forest overview.
Moose Hill, Sharon

Metro South

No matter your age or interests, you'll find something for everyone at our 4 Metro South wildlife sanctuaries.

turtle on rock in middle of pond at Waseeka

Metro West

Unplug and unwind at these 4 engaging wildlife sanctuaries in the Metro West area. 

A winding wooden boardwalk on the edge of a marshy pond. Pine trees off to the left side of the water.
Ipswich River, Topsfield

North Shore

Get away from it all at one of 9 stunning wildlife sanctuaries on the North Shore. 

A tall white bird sticks out in a green saltmarsh. A channel of open water cuts through the center of the marsh.
Allens Pond, South Dartmouth

South East

Visit our 8 wildlife sanctuaries in the South East area to take in awesome views and spot amazing wildlife.

View of the valley from the Bluff at High Ledges

West

Take in the wonders of nature at our 15 sanctuaries in the Berkshires and Connecticut River Valley area.