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.
Trillium on trail

Property Regulations

All of the land at our wildlife sanctuaries is protected. By conserving these open spaces, Mass Audubon, along with our members and partners, is able to fulfill its mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts.  

At Our Wildlife Sanctuaries

  • Foot travel only; please stay on trails (day passes are available for powered mobility devices)
  • Dog walking and horseback riding are prohibited; please leave all animals and pets at home (service animals welcome)
  • Camping, collecting, smoking, hunting, releasing of animals, and feeding wildlife is prohibited.
  • Commercial photography needs prior approval; please see all photography guidelines.

*Accessibility Policies

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Learn more about accessibility at our wildlife sanctuaries.

Photography at Mass Audubon

Please be aware that when you visit Mass Audubon, you will be entering an area where photography, video, and audio recording may occur. A person visiting Mass Audubon or attending event on Mass Audubon premises who does not wish to have their image or audio recorded for distribution should make their wishes known in advance to the photographer/videographer and/or contact us in writing of their intentions. 

Your admission to Mass Audubon premises otherwise serves as permission for use of your image or audio by Mass Audubon.

Commercial & Drone Photography Guidelines

Mass Audubon welcomes visitors to capture the beauty and wonder of our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries through photography. Recreational drone use and photography is not permitted.

If you would like to use a wildlife sanctuary for commercial photography purposes, please review the complete guidelines and learn how to schedule a time.