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Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge

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Great place for birds.

A nice walk along the causeway and you can have good views of shore birds (depending on the time of... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Gerri H
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nice hiking trails

This refuges has a variety of trails that follow portions of the Sudbury River/Pantry Brook. There... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Wayland, Massachusetts
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Oct 20, 2017
“HUNTING??!! No thanks!”
May 9, 2017
“Great place for birds.”
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73 Weir Hill Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776-1420
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

I definitely won't be returning to this wildlife "refuge" (Refuge: a place to seek shelter from pursuit) after learning that, not only is hunting is allowed, but that takes place near and at the same time that hikers, children and others are enjoying the same...More

Thank mesofuzzy
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A nice walk along the causeway and you can have good views of shore birds (depending on the time of year and height of the water). I have always seen a wood duck every time I have been.

1  Thank Gerri H
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This refuges has a variety of trails that follow portions of the Sudbury River/Pantry Brook. There is a kayak and canoe landing for those who are already on the river (there is no put-in here). Lots of birds and butterflies. Some trails can be muddy.

Thank CJ B
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Nice surprise! With the help of Trip Advisor, we now have a lovely place to walk 10 minutes drive from our new house. Very easy walk, well maintained trail (even a brand new boardwalk), beautiful ponds and marshy areas, big parking lot. Pretty good workout...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I live on the edge of Great Meadows and the Sudbury River. A short walk takes me to the Refuge at least two or three times a month in most seasons. It is a swampy reservoir of life spread out over a flood plain of...More

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We have been coming to this refuge for quite a few years. The staff is available to answer any questions. There is enough parking for large groups. The trails are nicely kept. What a great nature walk with gorgeous scenery.

Thank greatlady482
Reviewed 27 November 2015

A wonderful place to get up close and personal with nature; Great bird watching through all the of seasons; Many bird houses and nests in the refuge; resting benches spaced here and there; information boards include notices about walks and talks being offered in the...More

1  Thank LJK0308
Reviewed 12 May 2015

The refuge is specially attractive by its headquarters alongside the Sudbury River. Well maintained trails lead to hillside views and interesting notes on the site's history. There is a small exhibit in the main building.

2  Thank Quadrato
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is a great setting for bird watchers. Easy walking, different landscapes and nice for a quiet walks.

1  Thank Shelley H
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We found this place while looking for wheelchair accessible trails in the Concord area. The Dike trail (1.5 miles?) is wheelchair accessible - flat, wide, and well packed. We took a section of the Edge Trail at one point, and that was not wheelchair accessible...More

1  Thank abh345678
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