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  • South Side

    Attn. Visitors: Fire Breaks this Fall

    Fire Breaks are being created on the South Side of the Refuge. Click the link for full information.

    Fire Break Information 2016-17

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    In October We're Going Batty!

    Think bats are spooky? We think their lives are a cave of wonders. Check out our bat-themed programs this month!

    Bat Week Flyer

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    Every Kid in the Park

    The "Every Kid in a Park" initiative provides all fourth graders and their families free admission to their public lands.

    Every Kid in the Park FAQs

  • Lowell Students Raise Turtles

    Read about how elementary students in Lowell are helping the refuge raise threatened Blanding's turtles.

    Read the story on the blog

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Volunteer pulling invasives - USFWS.

There are events year-round for the whole family at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge and the rest of the refuges in the Eastern Massachusetts complex. Check out our events calendar to find one near you!

Events Calendar

About the Complex

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The complex is comprised of eight refuges.

Assabet River is managed as part of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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Around the Refuge

  • Walking Tours of Maynard

    Trail on the refuge - USFWS.

    Produced by the Maynard Historical Commission and made available through a grant from the Maynard Cultural Council, five walking tours of Maynard can be found on the Town of Maynard website. One of these tours is located at Assabet National Wildlife Refuge.

    Walking Tours
  • Visitor Activities

    Environmental education on the refuge - USFWS.

    There are a variety of activities at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, hunting, fishing, environmental education and interpretation. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn more.

    Visitor Activities
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2016
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