Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge provides visitors with many wildlife-oriented recreational opportunities. The refuge has long been a favorite stop for bird watchers. Visitors can hike the nature trails and observe, photograph, and study wildlife and plants. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on the trails in the winter can provide wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities. Other enjoyable recreation includes hunting various species and fishing on the Concord and Sudbury Rivers. The Sudbury Unit allows boating on the Sudbury River and has a canoe and kayak launch area. Refuge staff and a volunteer group love to host programs for the public to learn more about the importance of wetlands, migratory birds, and conservation.