Massachusetts Parks: Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Sudbury and Concord
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
73 Weir Hill Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located 20 miles west of Boston just off of Route 2. It is actually two Refuges, one located in Sudbury and the other in Concord. Together they make up over 3600 acres of fresh water marsh and include 12 miles of the Concord and Sudbury Rivers. The headquarters are in Sudbury where there is a Visitor Center and self guided loop trails. Restrooms are available and there is a scenic viewing area. In the summer there is motorized and non-motorized boating with launch ramps at several locations. There's fishing, of course, and some hiking but not a lot---easy rolling trails. My main complaint with the US Fish and Wildlife Service is dogs are not allowed- not even leashed. While visiting the Concord Refuge leave time for the Revolutionary War site North Bridge where the skirmish for "the shot heard 'round the world" occurred.
Maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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