Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Welcome to Nature Walk!
Many of the Northeastís most spectacular properties have been preserved to benefit the public and wildlife.
These gems were saved thanks to significant contributions of time, money, and land from a wide variety of individuals and organizations who had the foresight to recognize their value.
These properties are open to all and are likely to inspire those who visit them with joy, calm, wonder, and a heightened appreciation for the natural world.
Because not all such sanctuaries are well known, the list below has been compiled with informational links to encourage visits to and support for these beautiful places.
A nominal parking or admission fee may be charged at some locations, but most are open free of charge.
While all of these properties are worth a visit, those with a star are worthy of an extra effort or should be at the top of your list if your time is short.
If you enjoy your visit to a particular property, please consider using the links below to make a gift to support the organization which manages it for the benefit of all of us.
Enjoy your nature walks!
Sorted by County within State
Name Address City State County Manager Trail Map Make a Gift Star Acres Miles
Coyote Hills Regional Park 8000 Patterson Ranch Road Fremont CA Alameda East Bay Regional Park District Trail Map Make a Gift
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR 2 Marshlands Road Fremont CA Alameda U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Trail Map Make a Gift
Barnstable Great Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary 2444 West Main Street Barnstable MA Barnstable Massachusetts Audubon Trail Map Make a Gift 1.5
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary 345 Bone Hill Road Barnstable MA Barnstable Massachusetts Audubon Trail Map Make a Gift 101 2.5
Eagle Pond and Little River Sanctuary 58 Putnam Avenue Cotuit MA Barnstable Barnstable Land Trust Trail Map Make a Gift 184
Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge Great Neck Road South Mashpee MA Barnstable U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Trail Map Make a Gift
Cape Cod Rail Trail Many Access Pts - Near 430 Route 134 South Dennis MA Barnstable Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Trail Map Make a Gift 22
Waquoit Bay Natl Estuarine Research Reserve 131 Waquoit Highway Waquoit MA Barnstable Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Trail Map Make a Gift
Mt. Major Route 11, 4.2 miles north of Alton Bay Alton NH Belknap Town of Alton, NH Trail Map Make a Gift
Blithewold 101 Ferry Road Bristol RI Bristol Blithewold, Inc. Trail Map Make a Gift 33
Mount Hope Farm 250 Metacom Avenue Bristol RI Bristol Mount Hope Farm Trust Trail Map Make a Gift
Cornell Farm Smith Neck Road Dartmouth MA Bristol Trustees of Reservations Trail Map Make a Gift 130
Borderland State Park 259 Massapoag Avenue North Easton MA Bristol Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Trail Map Make a Gift 20
Mt. Monadnock 169 Poole Road Jaffrey NH Cheshire NH Division of Parks and Recreation Trail Map Make a Gift 40
Longwood Gardens 1001 Longwood Road Kennett Square PA Chester Longwood Gardens Trail Map Make a Gift * 1,077
Valley Forge National Park Pawlings Road Phoenixville PA Chester National Park Service Trail Map Make a Gift 3,500
Fernandez Ranch 1081 Christie Road Martinez CA Contra Costa John Muir Land Trust Trail Map Make a Gift 1,185
Crescent Beach State Park 66 Two Lights Road Cape Elizabeth ME Cumberland Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Cons. & Forestry Trail Map Make a Gift
Two Lights State Park 7 Tower Drive Cape Elizabeth ME Cumberland Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Cons. & Forestry Trail Map Make a Gift 41
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth ME Cumberland Maine Audubon Trail Map Make a Gift
Mackworth Island Andrews Avenue Falmouth ME Cumberland Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Cons. & Forestry Trail Map Make a Gift * 100 1.25
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park 426 Wolfe's Neck Road Freeport ME Cumberland Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Cons. & Forestry Trail Map Make a Gift 245
Fore River Sanctuary Hillcrest Avenue Portland ME Cumberland Portland Trails Trail Map Make a Gift 85 5.6
Eastern Trail - Scarborough Marsh Segment Pine Point Road, South of US 1 Scarborough ME Cumberland Eastern Trail Alliance Trail Map Make a Gift
Fuller Farm Preserve 305 Broadturn Road Scarborough ME Cumberland Scarborough Land Trust Trail Map Make a Gift 220 2.9
Littlejohn Island Preserve 244 Pemasong Lane Yarmouth ME Cumberland Royal River Conservation Trust Trail Map Make a Gift 23 1.3
Spear Farm Estuary Preserve 445 Bayview Street Yarmouth ME Cumberland Royal River Conservation Trust Trail Map Make a Gift 55 1.6
Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Road Media PA Delaware Tyler Arboretum Trail Map Make a Gift 650 17
Ridley Creek State Park 351 Gradyville Road Newtown Square PA Delaware PA Dept. of Conservation &Nat Resources Trail Map Make a Gift 2,606
Woodsom Farm 222 Lions Mouth Road Amesbury MA Essex City of Amesbury, MA Trail Map Make a Gift 365
Cochran Wildlife Sanctuary End of Chapel Avenue Andover MA Essex Phillips Academy Andover Trail Map Make a Gift 65
Goldsmith Woodlands 491 S. Main Street Andover MA Essex Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS) Trail Map Make a Gift 170
Haggett's Pond & Rail Trail Haggett's Pond Road Andover MA Essex Town of Andover, MA Trail Map Make a Gift 59
Ward Reservation Prospect Road Andover MA Essex Trustees of Reservations Trail Map Make a Gift * 704
Long Hill 572 Essex Street Beverly MA Essex Trustees of Reservations Trail Map Make a Gift 114
Bald Hill Conservation Area Middleton Road Boxford MA Essex Essex County Greenbelt Trail Map Make a Gift 532
Lockwood Forest Lockwood Lane Boxford MA Essex Town of Boxford Conservation Commission Trail Map Make a Gift
Danvers Rail Trail 401 Locust Street (Choate Farm) Danvers MA Essex Town of Danvers - MBTA Trail Map Make a Gift 4.3
Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area J.B. Little Road Georgetown MA Essex Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Trail Map Make a Gift
Dogtown Cherry Street Gloucester MA Essex City of Gloucester, MA Trail Map Make a Gift
Norton Memorial Forest Revere Street Gloucester MA Essex New England Forestry Foundation Trail Map Make a Gift
Tompson Street Reservation Bray Street Gloucester MA Essex Essex County Greenbelt Trail Map Make a Gift 320 7.4
Chebacco Woods Chebacco Road near Black Pond Hamilton MA Essex Chebacco Woods Land Management Comm. Trail Map Make a Gift
John J. Donovan Reservation 473 Sagamore Street Hamilton MA Essex Essex County Greenbelt Trail Map Make a Gift 270
Bradford Rail Trail South Porter Street Haverhill MA Essex City of Haverhill, MA Trail Map Make a Gift
Crystal Gorge Conservation Area Crystal Street Haverhill MA Essex City of Haverhill, MA Trail Map Make a Gift
Meadow Brook Conservation Area 183 Millvale Road Haverhill MA Essex City of Haverhill, MA Trail Map Make a Gift
Tattersall Farm 542 North Broadway Haverhill MA Essex Tattersall Farm Char Fnd Tr & City of Haverhill Trail Map Make a Gift 150
Appleton Farms 201 County Road Ipswich MA Essex Trustees of Reservations Trail Map Make a Gift 658 6
Crane Beach Argilla Road Ipswich MA Essex Trustees of Reservations Trail Map Make a Gift * 1,234 5.5
Dow/Bull Brook Reservoirs 326 High Street Ipswich MA Essex Town of Ipswich, MA Trail Map Make a Gift
Julia Bird Reservation 43 Waldingfield Road Ipswich MA Essex Essex County Greenbelt Trail Map Make a Gift 59
New England Biolabs 240 County Road Ipswich MA Essex New England Biolabs Trail Map Make a Gift
Manchester Essex Conservation Trust Southern Avenue at Old School Street Manchester MA Essex Manchester Essex Conservation Trust Trail Map Make a Gift 1,000 25
Jay McLaren Memorial Trail Railroad Avenue Merrimac MA Essex Town of Merrimac, MA Trail Map Make a Gift
Merrimac Town Forest Town Forest Road Merrimac MA Essex Town of Merrimac, MA Trail Map Make a Gift 311
Old Town Hill Newman Road Newbury MA Essex Trustees of Reservations Trail Map Make a Gift 3
Clipper City Rail Trail Boston Way, MBTA Commuter Parking Newburyport MA Essex City of Newburyport, MA Trail Map Make a Gift
Little River Trail System Near 100 Hale Street Newburyport MA Essex Parker River Clean Water Association Trail Map Make a Gift 5.4
Maudslay State Park 74 Curzon Mill Road Newburyport MA Essex Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Trail Map Make a Gift * 480
Stevens Estate - Osgood Hill 723 Osgood Street North Andover MA Essex Town of North Andover Trail Map Make a Gift 153
Weir Hill Stevens Street North Andover MA Essex Trustees of Reservations Trail Map Make a Gift 4
Prospect Hill Route 133 near 1A Rowley MA Essex Town of Ipswich, MA Trail Map Make a Gift
Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary Patmos Road Rowley MA Essex Essex County Greenbelt Trail Map Make a Gift 265
Ghost Trail Rabbit Road near Old Elm Street Salisbury MA Essex Town of Salisbury, MA Trail Map Make a Gift 1.8
Old Eastern Marsh Trail Friedenfels Street Salisbury MA Essex Town of Salisbury, MA Trail Map Make a Gift
State Hospital Conservation Restriction Area Livingston Street across from Hospital Tewksbury MA Essex Town of Tewksbury, MA Trail Map Make a Gift 410
Bradley Palmer State Park 24 Asbury Street Topsfield MA Essex Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Trail Map Make a Gift 721
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary 87 Perkins Row Topsfield MA Essex Massachusetts Audubon Trail Map Make a Gift * 1,954 12
Topsfield Linear Common High Street (Rt 97) near Juniper Lane Topsfield MA Essex Mass. Bay Transportation Authority - MBTA Trail Map Make a Gift
Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary Cherry Street Wenham MA Essex Massachusetts Audubon Trail Map Make a Gift
Grand Wenham Canal Old Town Way (at end of the dirt road) Wenham MA Essex Salem Beverly Water Supply Board Trail Map Make a Gift 2
Chestnut Hill Farm Farm Lane West Newbury MA Essex Berkenbush Trust Trail Map Make a Gift
Indian Hill Reservation 95 Indian Hill Street West Newbury MA Essex Essex County Greenbelt Trail Map Make a Gift
Indian Hill Reservoir Moulton Street West Newbury MA Essex City of Newburyport, MA Trail Map Make a Gift
Mill Pond Recreation Area 623 Main Street West Newbury MA Essex Town of West Newbury, MA Trail Map Make a Gift
Peaked Mountain 138 Butler Road Monson MA Hampden Trustees of Reservations Trail Map Make a Gift
Hill-Stead Museum 35 Mountain Road Farmington CT Hartford Hill-Stead Museum Trail Map Make a Gift * 152
Peabody Mill Environmental Center 66 Brook Road Amherst NH Hillsborough Town of Amherst, NH Trail Map Make a Gift
Andres Institute of Art 98 Route 13 Brookline NH Hillsborough Andres Institute of Art Trail Map Make a Gift *
Hobart-Fessenden Woods Sargent Road Brookline NH Hillsborough Town of Brookline, NH Conservation Comm Trail Map Make a Gift
Goffstown Rail Trail 155 S. Mast Street Goffstown NH Hillsborough Town of Goffstown, NH Trail Map Make a Gift 5.5
Beaver Brook Association 117 Ridge Road Hollis NH Hillsborough Beaver Brook Association Trail Map Make a Gift
George Keyes Mem. Trail - Nissitissit River West Hollis Road Hollis NH Hillsborough Nissitissit River Land Trust Trail Map Make a Gift
Horse Hill Nature Preserve 183 Amherst Road Merrimack NH Hillsborough Merrimack Conservation Commission Trail Map Make a Gift
Monson Center 508 Federal Hill Ave Milford NH Hillsborough Society for the Protection of NH Forests Trail Map Make a Gift 269
Mine Falls Park Whipple Street Nashua NH Hillsborough City of Nashua, NH Trail Map Make a Gift
New Boston Rail Trail Gregg Mill Road near River Road New Boston NH Hillsborough Town of New Boston, NH Trail Map Make a Gift 4
Gumpus Pond Conservation Area Hinds Lane Pelham NH Hillsborough Town of Pelham, NH Trail Map Make a Gift
Mirriam Cutter Conservation Area Sherburne Road Pelham NH Hillsborough Town of Pelham, NH Trail Map Make a Gift
Mercer Slough Nature Park 2101 118th Ave SE Bellevue WA King City of Bellevue, WA Trail Map Make a Gift 320
Weowna Park Trail 2023 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE Bellevue WA King City of Bellevue, WA Trail Map Make a Gift 80
Sammamish River Trail 16950 W Riverside Drive (Blyth Park) Bothell WA King King County, WA Parks and Recreation Trail Map Make a Gift
Saint Edward State Park 14445 Juanita Dr. NE Kenmore WA King Washington State Parks Trail Map Make a Gift 326
Bridle Trails State Park 5300 116th Ave NE Kirkland WA King Washington State Parks Trail Map Make a Gift 482 28
Des Moines Creek Trail S 200th Street near Des Moines Creek SeaTac WA King City of Des Moines, WA Trail Map Make a Gift
Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Route 104 Kingston WA Kitsap Kitsap County Parks Trail Map Make a Gift 1,890
Camden Hills State Park 280 Belfast Road Camden ME Knox Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Cons. & Forestry Trail Map Make a Gift
Beech Hill Preserve Beech Hill Road after Cricket Lane Rockport ME Knox Coastal Mountains Land Trust Trail Map Make a Gift * 295 1.5
White Memorial Conservation Center 80 Whitehall Road Litchfield CT Litchfield White Memorial Foundation Trail Map Make a Gift 4,000 40
Steep Rock Preserve 2 Tunnel Road Washington Depot CT Litchfield Steep Rock Association, Inc. Trail Map Make a Gift 998
Steep Rock Preserve 2 Tunnel Road Washington Depot CT Litchfield Steep Rock Association, Inc. Trail Map Make a Gift 998
Bear Brook State Park 61 Deerfield Road Allenstown NH Merrimack NH Division of Parks and Recreation Trail Map Make a Gift
Silk Farm Sanctuary 84 Silk Farm Road Concord NH Merrimack New Hampshire Audubon Trail Map Make a Gift
Hopkinton-Everett Lakes 2097 Maple Street Contoocook NH Merrimack U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Trail Map Make a Gift
Hooksett Head's Pond Rail Trail Post Road and Route 3/28 Hooksett NH Merrimack New Hampshire Department of Transportation Trail Map Make a Gift
Nashua River Rail Trail Groton Street Ayer MA Middlesex Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Trail Map Make a Gift 11
Belmont Audubon Habitat Center 10 Juniper Road Belmont MA Middlesex Massachusetts Audubon Trail Map Make a Gift 88 4
Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge MA Middlesex Mount Auburn Cemetery Trail Map Make a Gift *
Foss Farm Bedford Rd, bet Skelton and Foss Way Carlisle MA Middlesex Town of Carlisle, MA Trail Map Make a Gift 57
Great Brook Farm State Park 165 North Road Carlisle MA Middlesex Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Trail Map Make a Gift 1,000 20
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Bedford Rd, bet Skelton and Foss Way Carlisle MA Middlesex U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Trail Map Make a Gift
Greenough Land Maple St, bet Red Fox and Milne Cove Carlisle MA Middlesex Town of Carlisle, MA Trail Map Make a Gift 242
Fort Devens Ball's Bluff Street Devens MA Middlesex Devens Enterprise Community Trail Map Make a Gift
Arched Bridge Conservation Area High Street at NH border Dunstable MA Middlesex Dunstable Conservation Commission Trail Map Make a Gift
Dunstable RLT Main Street Wildlife Preserve 1076 Main Street Dunstable MA Middlesex Dunstable Rural Land Trust Trail Map Make a Gift
Flat Rock Hill High Street - abuts Arched Bridge Dunstable MA Middlesex Dunstable Rural Land Trust