Grab your camera, binoculars, bring a picnic or just go enjoy some peaceful scenery and wildlife. Miles of trails that traverse grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands await birders, families, nature lovers, artists, and photographers at Daniel Webster. Wildlife from shorebirds and turtles to muskrats and mink can be viewed from observation blinds and boardwalks, while the size-able grassland provides crucial habitat for birds such as the eastern meadowlark, Savannah sparrow, and bobolink.
Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary
Winslow cemetery Road, Marshfield, MA
Trail Mileage: 3.5 miles (universally accessible: 0.6 miles round-trip)
- Panoramic views of the grasslands from the platform at Fox Hill, where you may spot northern harriers, an eastern coyote, or white-tailed deer.
- A purple martin colony, housed in an array of white nesting gourds near Webster Pond.
- Annual Farm Day festival along with bird watching programs, nature walks, and other educational programs that take place year-round through North River Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Two wildlife observation blinds, where you can watch sunning turtles and a multitude of wetland birds such as green herons in the shallow pond
Photos by Josh Souza:
Photos by Ryan Silva:
One of the most beautiful spots on earth to enjoy wildlife whether you are simply hiking or looking to shoot photos. One word of caution: wear tick repellent and check your body for bites when you return home.