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The Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge consists of two separate pieces of land and is located about 25 miles west of the city of Boston. The majority of the refuge is white pine and hardwood dominated forest. About 22% of it is considered to be wetlands and includes bogs, swamp, and vernal pools.
A full bird checklist for the refuge can be found here.
- dogs are not allowed
- there are no picnic areas or campsites
- printable trail map
History and Use
The Assabet River NWR was formerly known as the U.S. Army's Fort Devens Sudbury Training Annex. In the fall of 2000, the U.S. Army transferred the 2,230 acres to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Areas of Interest
Access and Facilities
- 73 Weir Hill Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: (978) 443-4661
- Federal Relay Service for the deaf and hard-of-hearing: 1-800-877-8339