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.
- Nature Center
- All Persons Sensory 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.
- 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.
Click each link to download the Audio Tour and play it on your smartphone or MP3 player.
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.