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.
trees and shrubs in foreground and pond in background
Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Wenham

Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Plan Your Visit

Situated within a mosaic of protected conservation lands, Cedar Pond hosts a mix of upland forest, wooded swamp, marsh, field, bog, and shrubland. It lies within the Eastern Essex County Interior Forest Important Bird Area and provides nesting habitat to numerous species as well as resting and feeding habitat during migration.  

Property Regulations

  • 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, fishing, releasing of animals, and feeding wildlife is prohibited.
  • Commercial photography needs prior approval; please see all photography guidelines.

Facilities

  • Parking
    Parking
  • Trail, Universally Accessible
    Trail, Universally Accessible

Explore Cedar Pond

  • Cedar Pond Forest in Spring
    Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Wenham
  • trees and shrubs in foreground and pond in background
    Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Wenham
  • Barred owl in a tree
    Barred Owl at Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Wenham © Jeanne Li

Trails at Cedar Pond

Explore 3 miles of trails at Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, including an accessible trail.

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Accessibility at Cedar Pond

Explore 17 multisensory enrichment stops including tactile exhibits to learn about the animals that make Cedar Pond their home.

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