If visiting in late spring or summer, please make sure to bring bug repellant as mosquitoes and black flies can be out. Wearing long pants and long sleeves can also help with not getting bite and give sun protection. Hats and sunblock are good for sun protection too. As always, please stay on trail; this will also help prevent you from picking up ticks or touching poison ivy. If going on a long hike it is always a good idea to bring water and snacks, and pack your cell phone in case you get lost. Please review rules and regulations, found here: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Assabet_River/visit/rules_and_regulations.html before visiting.
At the visitor center you will see local wildlife in our exhibit hall and visit the nature store.
Visitor Center hours: Fri-Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm, Mon-Thu Closed
Go fishing or stop by for a scenic spot of Puffer pond at the fishing dock on Puffer Pond trail.
For birding or for beautiful sights make sure to hike Otter Alley and go down Winterberry Way.
The main refuge entrance is located at 680 Hudson Road in Sudbury, MA, three miles west of the Sudbury Town Center. Once on the refuge the trail is named Winterberry Way and the Visitor Center will be about half a mile from the main entrance. For driving directions and additional parking, please click here.
Assabet River NWR680 Hudson RoadSudbury, MA 01776(978) 562-3527Mailing Address: 73 Weir Hill Rd, Sudbury, MA firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) is a medium-sized, semi-aquatic freshwater turtle that is a threatened species in Massachusetts. The New England population is disjunct from the main portion of their range. They require a variety of wetland habitats, make frequent seasonal overland movements, and therefore suffer mortality not only from direct wetland habitat loss, but from landscape fragmentation as well.