Plan Your Visit

Sunrise - Steve Arena/USFWS Volunteer.

Great Meadows provides numerous recreation opportunities to thousands of visitors every year. People enjoy viewing the unique geology and diverse wildlife, whether boating, driving or hiking. Regulation of recreation activities allow for public enjoyment of the refuge while still protecting the wildlife and habitats

The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset. The entrance gates close automatically ½ hour after sunset. Visitors access the refuge via Monsen Road. Roads throughout the refuge are graveled and visitors must maintain the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour. Parking is allowed in designated parking areas only. No overnight parking is allowed on the refuge.

Firearms and other weapons are subject to state law. At all times, persons possessing, transporting, or carrying firearms on the refuge must comply with all provisions of state law. Firearms may only be discharged in accordance with refuge hunting regulations, i.e., only during the lawful pursuit of game during legal seasons.

Other prohibitions on the refuge are pets except service animals; off-road vehicles; and collecting of plants, animals, minerals, antlers and artifacts.

Contact Info and Directions

The Sudbury unit is located at 73 Weir Hill Road, Sudbury, MA – off of Lincoln Road where the Lincoln-Sudbury High School is. The Concord unit is located at 179 Monsen Road, Concord, MA which is off of Route 62.

73 Weir Hill Road, Sudbury, MA 01776


Sudbury Unit Trail Brochure (pdf)

Concord Unit Trail Brochure (pdf)

 Billerica Unit Trail Map (pdf)