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wood and metal boadwalk over water
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Norfolk

Accessibility at Stony Brook

Mass Audubon strives to create a welcoming presence for a wide range of visitors, including making our sanctuaries and nature centers more accessible for all to enjoy.

Accessible Features

  • Nature Center
  • Restrooms
  • All Persons Sensory Trail

Accessible Trail

At this self-guided post-and-rope trail for the visually impaired, you can listen for songbirds and explore tactile exhibits. Before beginning your walk, stop in the Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Center to pick up an interpretive trail guide in large print or Braille.

Guide

Features

  • Wide trail is wheelchair accessible
  • Includes 11 stops through varied woodland, fields, and wetland habitat.
  • A round fishing float on a rope indicates each stop, and a square float indicates a bench where one can stop and listen to wildlife or take in the smell of pine trees, or feel how the bark of a red oak and cherry tree differ.
  • Each stop has an interpretive identification sign in English and Braille.
  • Learn interesting facts about the ecology of this area and the social history of this 250-acre sanctuary.

Audio Tour

Click each link to download the Audio Tour and play it on your smartphone or MP3 player.

download 01_introduction (3 MB)
download 02_stone_wall (790.8 kB)
download 03_gray_birch (641 kB)
download 04_bird_boxes (639.3 kB)
download 05_red_cedar (733 kB)
download 06_red_oak_and_cherry (524.5 kB)
download 07_red_maple (864.9 kB)
download 08_spillway (929.7 kB)
download 09_the_knoll (527 kB)
download 10_white_pine (1 MB)
download 11_wetland_plants (753 kB)
download 12_ponds_and_marshes (1.7 MB)

With Gratitude 

This trail became reality due to a collaborative community effort between Mass Audubon, the Commonwealth's Department of Conservation and Recreation, Perkins School for the Blind, and local Lions Clubs. 

Also pitching in were employees from Timberland and boy scouts from Troop 61 in Wrentham who dug 130 post holes for the trail that ends on a boardwalk overlooking Kingfisher Pond.