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Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
Billings Barn, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon MA.jpg
Billings Barn
Type Wildlife sanctuary, nature center
Location 293 Moose Hill Parkway
Sharon, Massachusetts, USA
Area 1,971 acres (798 ha)
Created 1916
Operated by Massachusetts Audubon Society
Hiking trails 25 miles

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary is a 1,971 acres (798 ha) wildlife sanctuary located in Sharon, Massachusetts. The property is the oldest property of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, established in 1916. It is adjacent to Moose Hill Farm, which is owned by the Trustees of Reservations.

The Moose Hill parking area and nature center is located at 293 Moose Hill Street in Sharon. The nature center displays rotating exhibits throughout the year. The sanctuary consists of habitats including forest, freshwater marsh, meadow, eskers and kettle holes. Over 160 species of birds have been observed on the property. There is a bird checklist available

Programs

Moose Hill has many public programs. There is an outdoor summer day camp for children 3 - 14. Additionally, for adults, there are various clubs and programs. For example, instructors are available to demonstrate how to make maple syrup during maple sugaring season.

Trails

The 25 miles (40 km) of trails in Moose Hill include:

  • Summit Trail
  • Vernal Pool Loop
  • Billings Loop
  • Bluff Trail
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