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.
small trail through a forest
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Family Fun at Arcadia

Have fun with the whole family at Arcadia, either on your own or during an organized program. Our family programs are designed for kids and caregivers to enjoy together.

Nature Play Area

Find everything you need to build a fairy home; play in, a fort made of black locust and grapevine branches; master the stump jump; let your seafaring fantasies unfold in a grounded sunken rowboat.

Picnic tables near the shade of large staghorn sumacs are great for snack time and watching the fun unfold.

Go on a Quest

Welcome to Arcadia’s Tree and Habitat Quest.
When you are through, you’ll see trees are the best!
In case you are wondering what this is about,
A quest is a search; you’re soon to find out.
It’s an outdoor treasure hunt where clues are in verse.
To locate each stop, the hints are quite terse.
But if you can find each stop from our comments,
You’ll soon learn new things ‘bout Arcadia’s environments.
At the end of each quest there’s always a box,
These boxes are hidden, but never have locks.
This quest at Arcadia has a box too.
Your job is to find it—these clues will help you.

The length of the quest is just under a mile and takes approximately 45 minutes. You'll follow the rhyming clues to navigate and learn about this sanctuary's wildlife, habitats, and land use history. 

download Arcadia Quest (1.6 MB)