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Address: 1280 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA 02790
Phone Number: 508-636-2437
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Activities: Birdwatching

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A nice walk on a unique piece of the southcoast.

Worth a couple of hours any time of year to have a nice exposure to tidal pond, barrier beach, rocky shore and sandy shore alike.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Westport MA USA
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Westport MA USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Worth a couple of hours any time of year to have a nice exposure to tidal pond, barrier beach, rocky shore and sandy shore alike.

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Dartmouth, MA
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252 reviews 252 reviews
41 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
56 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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