Mass Audubon Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon’s Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on a former Plymouth cranberry bog that underwent the largest freshwater ecological restoration ever completed in the Northeast. After being restored to its original freshwater wetland habitat, it is now open and welcoming all visitors from the community, throughout Southeast Mass.
The 481-acre wildlife sanctuary offers three-plus miles of trails (with more on their way) that invite Mass Audubon members and the general public to discover a protected oasis located within one of the most development-intensive corners of the state. Songbirds, river herring and other animals and plants are returning to what was a working cranberry farm for more than a century and now features a free-running stream that nourishes marshland, an array of restored native plant species and upland woods.
Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary encourages non-motorized recreation such as walking, snowshoeing, nature photography, wildlife viewing, and other forms of nature-based recreation and science learning. Motorized vehicles (including ATVs) and dogs are not allowed on the property, to encourage wildlife to continue to return after the restoration activities. The sanctuary is open daily from dawn to dusk, with limited parking available at 60 Beaver Dam Road.