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“Great place to walk the dog or find a quiet place.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gertrude M Boyden Wildlife Refuge

Gertrude M Boyden Wildlife Refuge
1298 Cohannet Street, Taunton, MA
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Taunton
Type: Outdoors
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“Great place to walk the dog or find a quiet place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I like to take the dog here for walks. The well established trails are an easy walk and can be done in an hour or less. Some parts of the trail are right along the river but most is just woodlands. There is a log cabin shelter that is fun to take photos around. There is plenty of parking and restrooms are open until 5 pm.

Visited November 2013
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“One of the Best Nature Preserves in Southern Massachusetts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Just past Hanaford's Market on Warner Boulevard off 44 west in Taunton you come to a flashing yellow take that right on Cohannet Street. Half a mile up on the left is the entrance to Gertrude Boyden Wildlife Refuge. Open 7am til Dusk. Drive the dirt road and park near the Nature center. Walk the trails or Picnic.Longest trail is 2 miles along the 3 mile river.it ends with a nice view of man made waterfall. swamp trail is fun with a wooden bridge but part of it is closed because of Erosion. Pets are welcome. Fishing is good.I ha ve personally photographed Osprey, Hawks,Herons and Cranes.Turkey, Whitetail Deer, Turtles, Snakes and Endless Song birds of all Varieties. Please come and Support this Sanctuary ran by volunteer staff. Places like this are Rare and are a vast educational resource. bathrooms are available at the nature center.Bring your Bugs spray and Sunblock although theirs plenty of shade trees. See you there.

Visited March 2013
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“Wonderful spot to hike & explore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We visited with a large group of kids & adults.

I had no idea that this place existed until very recently. What a hidden gem!

There is a building with bathrooms & information. You can take a quick hike or walk for hours. Looked like many great fishing spots. We saw tons of small wildlife as well. You can walk along the river and it ends in a huge man made waterfall.

There are picnic tables, an outdoor water fountain and electrical outlets so good spot for a picnic. Because of the weather, lots of the paths were flooded, but most of the paths were very flat & easy to walk.

Visited June 2013
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