Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury

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#98 of 179 in Wildlife in Massachusetts
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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The Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge (ARNWR; formerly referred to as the U.S. Army's Fort Devens-Sudbury Training Annex) is a 2,230-acre (9.0 km2) protected National Wildlife Refuge located approximately 25 miles (40 km) west of Boston and 4 miles (6.4 km) west of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex Headquarters, along the Assabet River. It is located in portions of the towns of Hudson, Maynard, Stow and Sudbury. The Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge consists of two separate pieces of land. The larger northern section is just north of Hudson Road, extending north to the Assabet River. The southern section is located to the south of Hudson Road. There is a visitor center located in the northern section on Winterberry Way.

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  • I love coming to Assabet. It is right by my house, so I bike there every so often, and then I find an empty dock, and just look out onto Puffer Lake. The serenity is amazing. It is so picturesque and....  more
    I love coming to Assabet. It is right by my house, so I bike there every so often, and then I find an empty dock, and just look out onto Puffer Lake. The serenity is amazing. It is so picturesque and....  more »
  • Lovely place for a fall stroll. Some trails were paved, others weren’t. The visitors center and the restrooms were closed during a recent October visit, but the trails and scenery were open! 
    Lovely place for a fall stroll. Some trails were paved, others weren’t. The visitors center and the restrooms were closed during a recent October visit, but the trails and scenery were open!  more »
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  • Love this place most of the time. Went on a long walk when it was almost 90 degrees. It was too hot. Couldn't feel the breeze. Good to walk in the shade but not when it's that hot. trails a car could fit through. Mostly dirt. Some tar.
  • Absolutely wonderful place to walk around. I take my Service dog and other dog with me to this area all the time. Very nice area to walk and explore with my pups and let them out of the city. Would highly recommend for spending time "offline" away from electronics and phones for a few hours or more.

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