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Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

1280 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA 02790
508-636-2437
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Westport
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
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Sturbridge, Ma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stroll on the trails at this sanctuary. Some trails lead to the ocean and others to Allen pond. It was a nice respite from our long bike ride. There is off-road parking and a map of the trails.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

OK, I love must bird sanctuaries. But one on such beautiful terrain and overlooking the ocean…. heaven. I appreciate how the current director is developing the programming, especially the work it does with the ospreys. I hope that there will be continued (and increased) support so this can grow, I am not down in Westport on a regular schedule. But... More

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

"Spanning hundreds of acres of protected beach, fields, woodlands, pond, and marsh, Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary was created by generous families who opted to conserve their land. Extensive trail systems offer ocean and pond views from many vantage points and afford visitors a full day of walking and birding. Acres 611 Trail Mileage 7 miles Sanctuary Highlights •Three trailheads to... More

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Westport, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Free parking and fresh air! The combination is hard to beat. Great hike whether you have under an hour or a whole afternoon!

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Westport, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you love the beach and you love the woods you will love Allen Pond. There is always wildlife to be seen from many different species of birds, to turtles, chipmunks, deer etc. There is a beach loop walk with some great rocks to climb or that isn't for you, just walk on the beach and see out toward Cuttyhunk... More

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Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A spectacular location right on Buzzards Bay in Westport. Wonderful birdwatching and fishing opportunities abound. But not a lot of parking. Helpful guide at the Sanctuary shed. Views out to the Elizabeth islands.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you like nature and the ocean...this is the place to go. So peaceful and quiet...you can walk the beach but no swimming....which is a good thing because it keeps it natural beauty. You also should wear good shoes because there are a lot of large boulders to climb over to get to certain parts of the beach. A good... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My fiancé and I had a fabulous day exploring around Westport. Who knew there's a whole lot more to this coastal community than the famous Horse Neck Beach? We enjoyed a beautiful late summer day hiking the trails around Allens Pond. Although it was a warm day, best to wear long pants as there's lots of scratchy bushes. Yet the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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327 reviews 327 reviews
118 attraction reviews
447 helpful votes 447 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Beautiful spot. Surrounded by farmland and seacoast.

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

This Audubon sanctuary has great walking trails along the salt pond and the beach. Beautiful views of Buzzards Bay. Lots of birds to see from great blue herons to red wing blackbirds. No dogs allowed. Using their beach for swimming is discouraged but you can fish off the rocks or picnic on the beach. I like to paint plain air... More

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