Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge is a 12-mile-long (19 km) river wetlands conservation area, in two major parcels, stretching from the towns of Billerica, Massachusetts (downstream) to Wayland, Massachusetts (upstream), along the Concord River and Sudbury River.

Part of the National Wildlife Refuge system, the park is a popular destination for bird watchers and tourists. About 85 percent of the refuge's 3,600 acres (15 km2) is freshwater wetlands.
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  • We frequently come to Great Meadows in Concord for a nature walk and to take pictures. There is a nice trail around large portion of the pond, which is covered with marshes and blooming lotuses in...  more »
  • This is a really vast wetland, well worth visiting. We visited it in the fall, well past the peak of the foliage season. But it was still very nice to look out over the marsh, and observe the...  more »
  • Great place for evening or a morning stroll. Take bugspray with you, as there are plenty of mosquito zapping next to you
  • A lovely walk with superb boardwalk views. The center was a little disappointinf but the staff were friendly and helpful. Not a long walk but well worth a visit. Recommended especially for families with kids who are up for a fun (but not challenging) outdoors adventure.

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