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Narrow trail through the woods with river on right
Brewster's Woods Wildlife Sanctuary, Concord

Breaking Ground on Mass Audubon's Newest All Persons Trail at Brewster's Woods

August 08, 2023

Earlier this month, construction began on a new All Persons Trail at Brewster’s Woods Wildlife Sanctuary in Concord. This is Mass Audubon’s 17th All Persons Trail, adding to our growing list of accessibility features across the state. As one of the few accessible trails in Concord, this trail will provide access for visitors of all abilities to experience the nature of Massachusetts.

All Persons Trail in progress at Brewster's Woods

Making Brewster's Woods More Accessible

The All Persons Trail at Brewster’s Woods will begin from a new trailhead parking area and follow a 1.2-mile roundtrip route to a viewing spot at the Concord River. The path will be wide and feature a smooth, stable surface with level crossings over wet areas, ensuring the trail is passable for wheelchairs, strollers, and people of all ages and abilities. 

Along the way, the trail will wind through each of the main habitats of the sanctuary: forest, field, and wetland. Wildlife viewing spots and benches for rest stops will provide visitors with opportunities to enjoy the sanctuary at their own pace. A highlight of the journey for birders and all nature fans will be the impoundment, a marshy area created by Mass Audubon’s first President, William Brewster, in the early 1900s to provide habitat for migrating waterfowl.

This All Persons Trail project is part of a $1 million phase to expand public access at Brewster’s Woods. The trail represents our first major step in opening up the property so visitors can benefit from equitable access to nature. We look forward to its opening in October 2023.

If you would like to support this work, consider donating or contact us at [email protected].