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

Trails at Great Neck

Explore 4 miles of trails at Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary that crisscross a network of protected forestland, where access is provided through the generosity of private landowners.

Wandering through pine forest on old carriage roads and deer paths, you may encounter a roosting Great Horned Owl or a wading Great Blue Heron at the marsh edge!

Snapshot of Great Neck Digital Map

Digital Trail Map

Use your smartphone to navigate the sanctuary. View the map

Snapshot of Great Neck Map

Download Trail Map

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Trail Descriptions

Heron Point Loop Trail

Length: 0.9 miles
Details: Uneven ground with roots and rocks in the path. Generally, not suitable for most strollers or wheelchairs.
Special Features: Take the short spur to the Osprey Overlook for a view of the salt marsh.

Widows Cove Loop

Length: 0.6 miles
Details: Trail is a combination of rough dirt road and forested paths. Generally, not suitable for most strollers or wheelchairs.
Special Features: This trail leads to a sandy beach where one can observe shorebirds, ducks, and a scenic view of Buzzards Bay as well as two active osprey platforms.

Old Pasture Loop

Length: 0.8 miles
Details: Old carriage roads and forested paths, not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
Special Features: Wander through peaceful pine forest with excellent opportunities for woodland wildlife viewing.

Huckleberry Loop

Length: 0.7 miles
Details: Old carriage roads and forested paths, not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
Special Features: Interpretive panels highlight the unique nature of Great Neck in addition to a large boulder that has evidence of quarrying.