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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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Houston, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Allen's Pond is one of the most beautiful places I've ever had the pleasure of hiking. I can't believe an attraction this gorgeous is absolutely free to explore, especially considering that every junky campsite I've ever been to had at least a nominal daily rate. There are two trails here - one beach trail and one wooded trail. They are... More

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Winchendon, Massachusetts, United States
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Allen's Pond is a wildlife area along the ocean near Horseneck Beach in Westport, MA. It's a terrific place to visit. There are all sorts of trails to follow --- along the ocean, around ponds, through fields, and a combination of all three. Butterflies fly by. There are all sorts of birds flying around, as well. One of the ponds... More

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Sturbridge, Ma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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
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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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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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