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Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: 1280 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA 02790
Phone Number: 508-636-2437
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Westport
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Dartmouth, MA
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235 reviews 235 reviews
38 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a great place to walk, any season. Park along side the staff cottage, then walk out to the beach, and then through the trails back towards the cottage. Lots of birds and butterflies to see, depending on the season. I love walking along the beach, although they do discourage swimming because of it being a wildlife refuge. I... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I have been going to Horseneck beach for years, then last year for the first time, I realized that this wildlife sanctuary was right up the street from it. Since then I have been here, a few times. Now, when I have time after going to Horseneck Beach I will hike on some of the trails at Allen's Pond. whenever... More 

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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
50 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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