Massachusetts Wildlife Viewing Sites -- Explore the wild side of the Bay State at 67 sites across the state representing some of the finest wildlife viewing opportunities in a variety of habitats. Some sites are staffed, with programs and other information, others have no development except for a sign, parking area and unmarked paths. Watch for brown binocular logo signs on roads directing you to Viewing Sites! Wildlife viewing sites were chosen to be published in the Massachusetts Wildlife Viewing Guide. It's the key tool for finding the best places to watch wildlife.

Outdoor Recreation Map pdf format of Outdoor Recreation Map
file size 3MB  - This statewide map shows you all Wildlife Viewing Sites, Wildlife Management Areas, State Parks and State Boat Launches. Hard copies of the map are available for free at MassWildlife offices, State Parks and at the Office of Fishing and Boating Access .

Essex County Birding Trail - Birdwatching visitors to Massachusetts northeastern region of the state will find this link very helpful. MassWildlife, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Essex National Heritage Area and other cooperators created a list of birding sites in Essex County.

View Migrating River Herring in Spring -- Each spring, millions of river herring migrate into Massachusetts's coastal waters to begin their annual trek up dozens of rivers. See this Guide to Viewing River Herring pdf format of A Guide to Viewing River Herring in Coastal MA
file size 1MB by the Division of Marine Fisheries which provides information on 9 fishways on the Massachusetts coast.

Wildlife Viewing Guide

Though the Wildlife Viewing Guide is no longer in print, see the link to 67 state wildlife viewing sites and other Wildlife Viewing information. Some viewing sites are located at state wildlife lands, state parks or forests, or other federal lands or land holding conservation organizations.