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Wildlife Viewing Sites

There are lots of places to see wildlife in Massachusetts. This page contains our suggestions of great wildlife viewing locations to get you started.

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Central Massachusetts Wildlife Viewing Sites

Closest Town

Property Name

Ownership

Baldwinville Otter River State Forest DCR
Barre Ware River Watershed DCR
Barre Barre Falls Dam US Army Corps of Engineers
Bolton Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area MassWildlife
Douglas Douglas State Forest DCR
East Brookfield Quaboag Wildlife Management Area MassWildlife
Harvard Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge USFWS
Montague Turner's Falls Fish Ladder & Barton Cove FirstLight Power
Paxton Moore State Park DCR
Petersham Harvard Forest Harvard University
Petersham Brooks Woodland Preserve The Trustees of Reservations
Petersham Quabbin Reservoir:
Gate 40-Dana Common
DCR
Princeton Wachusett Mountain State Reservation DCR
Princeton Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon

Westminster

High Ridge Wildlife Management Area

MassWildlife

Worcester

Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon

Sturbridge

Wells State Park

DCR

Sturbridge

East Brimfield Lake & Quinebaug River Canoe Trail

US Army Corps of Engineers

Uxbridge

Blackstone River State Park

DCR

Uxbridge West Hill Dam US Army Corps of Engineers

Winchendon/ Royalston

Birch Hill Wildlife Management Area

MassWildlife

Worcester

Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon

Connecticut Valley Wildlife Viewing Sites

Closest Town

Property Name

Ownership

Belchertown Herman Covey WMA MassWildlife
Belchertown McLaughlin Trout Hatchery MassWildlife
Belchertown Quabbin Reservoir:
Quabbin Park
DCR
Easthampton Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon
Hadley Skinner State Park
Tip: Summit House with views of the Connecticut River Valley can be reached by auto-road. See webpage for more information
DCR
Hampden Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon
Holyoke Barrett Fishway FirstLight Power
Holyoke Mount Tom State Reservation
Tip: 2 lookout towers provide ideal bird & hawk watching opportunities.
DCR
New Salem Quabbin Reservoir:
Gate 29-Rattlesnake Hill
DCR

Northfield

Northfield Mountain

FirstLight Power

Northeast Region Wildlife Viewing Sites

Closest Town

Property Name

Ownership

Hudson/ Maynard/ Stow/ Sudbury Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge USFWS
Boston Belle Isle Marsh Reservation DCR
Boston Boston Harbor Islands State Park DCR
Hingham World's End Reservation The Trustees of Reservations
Ipswich Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate The Trustees of Reservations
Lincoln Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon
Milton Blue Hills Reservation DCR
Milton Blue Hills Trailside Museum Mass Audubon
Natick/ Sherborn Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon
Newburyport Maudslay State Park DCR
Newburyport Parker River National Wildlife Refuge USFWS
Norfolk Bristol-Blake State Reservation DCR
Norfolk Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon
Rockport Halibut Point DCR
Salisbury Salisbury Beach State Reservation DCR
Sharon Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon

Stow

Delaney Wildlife Management Area

MassWildlife

Sudbury

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

USFWS

Topsfield Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon

Southeast Region Wildlife Viewing Sites

Closest Town

Property Name

Ownership

Bourne Cape Cod Canal US Army Corps of Engineers
Bourne Scusset Beach State Reservation DCR
Chatham Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge USFWS
Dartmouth Demarest Lloyd State Park DCR
Dartmouth Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies
Eastham Cape Cod National Seashore National Park Service
Eastham Fort Hill National Park Service
Eastham Nauset Marsh National Park Service
Eastham Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon
Marshfield Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon
Martha's Vineyard  Felix Neck Sanctuary Mass Audubon
Martha's Vineyard  Manuel Correllus State Forest DCR
Martha's Vineyard  Long Point, Wasque & Cape Pogue Refuges The Trustees of Reservations
Mashpee South Cape Beach State Park DCR
Nantucket Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

The Trustees of Reservations

Nantucket Coatue Wildlife Refuge Nantucket Conservation Foundation
Nantucket Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge USFWS

North Attleborough

North Attleboro National Fish Hatchery

USFWS

Provincetown Race Point-Cape Cod National Seashore National Park Service
Provincetown/ Gloucester Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary NOAA

Taunton

Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge

 

Wellfleet Great Island-Cape Cod National Seashore National Park Service

Westport

Horseneck Beach State Reservation

DCR

Western Region Wildlife Viewing Sites

Closest Town

Property Name

Ownership

ALL Western MA Scenic Byways Multiple
Charlemont Mohawk Trail State Forest DCR
Huntington Knightville Dam & Wildlife Management Area US Army Corps of Engineers
Lenox George L. Darey Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area MassWildlife
Lenox Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon
Monroe Monroe State Forest DCR
Rowe/ Florida Jack Cockwell Station (Previously known as the Bear Swamp Station) Visitor Center
Tip: 
An underground visitor center is located about 1.5 upstream from the Fife Brook dam. 
Trans Canada
Sheffield Bartholomew's Cobble The Trustees of Reservations
Stockbridge Monument Mountain The Trustees of Reservations

Williamstown

Mount Greylock State Reservation
Tip: Summit can be reached by auto road.

DCR

Windsor

Eugene D. Moran Wildlife Management Area

MassWildlife

Worthington

Hiram H. Fox Wildlife Management Area

MassWildlife

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