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

Wildlife Sanctuaries & Properties

At our wildlife sanctuaries and partner properties, you can walk along miles of scenic trails, participate in a variety of programs and special events, and get involved in local advocacy efforts. Each season brings unique opportunities to explore nature.

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

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

South Dartmouth & Westport
Trails: 7 miles
Trail in a forest at Arcadia
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Easthampton & Northampton
Trails: 4 miles
White bloom of the rare Franklinia tree
Franklinia Tree Bloom at Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary, Falmouth

Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

East Falmouth
Trails: 1.5 miles
Boadwalk at Attleboro Springs in fall

Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 3 miles
Pond at Barnstable Great Marsh

Barnstable Great Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1.5 miles
Man with a gray Mass Audubon shirt and blue glove holding a raptor.
Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton
A boardwalk cutting through tall green shrubs and trees.
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
A grassy meadow lined by green pine trees. An old wooden fence running across the middle of the field.
Brewster's Woods, Concord

Brewster's Woods Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1.6 miles
Brook with stones at Broad Meadow Brook
Broad Meadow Brook © Donald Perkins

Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 5 miles
point boardwalk at with marsh and sun setting
Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick © Sean Seltzer

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 8 miles
Calm pond reflects the blue sky and surrounding forest.
Burncoat Pond, Spencer

Burncoat Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 2 miles
A bumpy, tree-covered mountain in the background with a fresh cut field and sunflowers in the foreground.
Canoe Meadows, Pittsfield

Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 3 miles
trees and shrubs in foreground and pond in background
Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Wenham

Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 3 miles
A dirt trail in a green forest.
Conway Hills, Conway

Conway Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 0.75 miles
White waterfall tumbling down a wall of rocks. A green forest is on the other side of the bank.

Cook's Canyon Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1 mile
Bird observation building with windows on the other side of a lake. A goose swims near the center.
Daniel Webster, Marshfield

Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 3.5 miles
Tall yellow flowers in a green garden with a red barn in the background.
Drumlin Farm, Lincoln

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 4 miles
view of lake in fall
Eagle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, Holden

Eagle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 2 miles
red maple leaf over yellow fern

Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 0.5 miles
Up close shot of a white flower with gate in the background
Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary, Wenham

Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 0.5 miles
View of the pond at Felix Neck
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 4 miles
Pine forest with rocks and short vegetation on the ground.
Flat Rock, Fitchburg

Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 6 miles
A bee sits on a cluster of yellow flowers.
Graves Farm, Williamsburg

Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1.5 miles
Square rocks on the bottom left part of the picture, looking out onto a tidal marsh.
Great Neck, Wareham

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 4 miles
People on trail during summer at Habitat
Habitat Education Center, Belmont
View of the valley from the Bluff at High Ledges

High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 5 miles
Stone bridge over water with trees in background
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 12 miles
Snowy Egret standing on grassy island surrounded by water
Snowy Egret @ Clare Carvel
Wooden birdboxes in an open green meadow, with a forest on the far end.
Lake Wampanoag, Gardner

Lake Wampanoag Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1 mile
A green pine tree, yellow leaves, and a stream.
Laughing Brook, Hampden

Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 4 miles
Two hay bales sitting on a green grassland surrounded by fall foliage.
© David Ross

Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 2 miles
A trail in a forest covered with golden fall foliage.
Lincoln Woods Wildlife Sanctuary, Leominster

Lincoln Woods Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1 mile
Marsh beach and water  at Long Pasture
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable © Hong Ren Wang

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 2.5 miles
A sunset over a meadow and trees.
Lost Farm, Nantucket

Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 5 miles
wide trail with leaves on ground and yellow ferns and foliage
Lynes Woods Wildlife Sanctuary, Westhampton

Lynes Woods Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1 mile
Building and view of Charles River
Magazine Beach Nature Center, Cambridge
Boardwalk over water and mud leading into a dense forest and shrubby area.
Marblehead Neck, Marblehead

Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 0.85 miles
grassy trail in fall
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 20 miles
A wooden boardwalk cuts through green vegetation and trees.
Nahant Thicket, Nahant

Nahant Thicket Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 0.25 miles
A green meadow with short grass surrounded by dark green, full trees.
Nashoba Brook, Westford

Nashoba Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 3.6 miles
Pines and other green trees surround a path leading to a calm pond.

North Hill Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 5 miles
gravel trail through a forest
North River Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 2 miles
Narrow trail through a lush green forest
Norwood Mills Wildlife Sanctuary, Rockport

Norwood Mills Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 917 feet (within 2.2 miles of town trail)
view through trees to pond in fall at Oak Knoll
Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, Attleboro

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1.5 miles
Trees in the forefront with a view of the surrounding hills.
Old Baldy, Otis

Old Baldy Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 0.2 miles
Man sitting on a bench looking through binoculars out over a lake
Osgood Hill Partner Property, Andover

Osgood Hill Partner Property

North Andover
Trails: 3.5 miles
A turtle half in the lily-pad filled water and half on a log, sunbathing.
Lincoln Woods, Leominster

Pierpont Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 0.75 miles
Atop a green grassy hill overlooking a forest with water below. Mountains off in the distance.
Pleasant Valley, Lenox © Nicole Marcotte

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Lenox & Richmond
Trails: 7 miles
White flowers in focus with green forest in background.

Poor Farm Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

New Salem
Trails: 0.94 miles
Flowing water down a cascade of rocks.

Richardson Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 2.5 miles
looking up at the tree canopy in fall -- reds, yellows, oranges, greens
Road's End Wildlife Sanctuary, Worthington

Road's End Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1 mile
Rocky brook with fallen logs crossing between banks runs in a forest.
Rocky Hill, Groton

Rocky Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 3 miles
Green marshy wetlands with a river running through. On the far side of the marsh is a tall evergreen forest.

Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1.7 miles
Pond reflects the blue cloudy sky and pine trees surrounding the banks.
© Linda MacMillan

Rutland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 4 miles
Sandy beach with grass on one side and ocean on the other
Sampsons Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable
Eastern Towhee on a branch
Eastern Towhee © Scott Kelly

Sesachacha Heathlands Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 5 miles
Pond with cloud reflections and a little fall foliage

Skunknett River Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1 mile
wood and metal boadwalk over water
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Norfolk

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 2 miles
Aerial view of island - rocky shore, lighthouse, and green center
Straitsmouth Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Rockport © Thacher Island Association

Straitsmouth Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 0.33 miles
A meadow hillside leading to a dark green forest with water in the center.
Tidmarsh, Plymouth

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 4.5 miles
Meadow at Wachusett Meadow with tree on left and grass trail
Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 12 miles
Waseeka Pond with Tree Fall Foliage and blue sky
Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary, Hopkinton

Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1 mile
boardwalk trail through a grassy meadow
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellfleet

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

South Wellfleet
Trails: 5 miles
Green pine trees surround a marshy wetland. White clouds are scattered across a blue sky.

West Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary

Trails: 1.3 miles