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view through trees to pond in fall at Oak Knoll
Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, Attleboro

Trails at Oak Knoll

It might be hard to imagine, but this property near downtown Attleboro was once a buzzing entertainment destination, complete with a casino and hotel. Now Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary offers a natural respite where you can explore 1.5 miles of trails.

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Digital Trail Map

Use your smartphone to navigate the sanctuary. View the map

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Download the Trail Map

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Trail Descriptions

Woody’s Way

Length: 0.3 miles
Details: Uneven ground with roots and rocks in the path with multiple boardwalk sections. There is an incline on the Northern section of the loop that leads to a seating area.
Special Features: Woody’s Way takes you on a loop around Lake Talaquega where painted turtles, river otters, and bullfrogs call home. Take in the full view of the lake from a bench at the highest point in the sanctuary.

Talaquega Trail

Length: 0.2 miles
Details: Uneven ground with roots and rocks in the path that transition to a boardwalk. Terrain is relatively flat with some gentle slopes.
Special Features: Starting just past the nature play area and passing through a stone wall, the highlight of the Talaquega Trail is the boardwalk that takes you through beautiful wetlands along a stream where skunk cabbage blooms even when snow coats the ground.

Puddingstone Loop

Length: 0.3
Details: Uneven ground with roots and rocks in the path that transitions to a boardwalk. Terrain is relatively flat with some gentle slopes.
Special Features: Roxbury Puddingstone, the state rock of Massachusetts, is found throughout and alongside the trail ranging in size from small pebbles to large boulders. Ovenbirds and woodpeckers are frequently heard in this woodland.