Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary is a 1.8 mile loop trail located near Marshfield, Massachusetts and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from April until October.
Great trail – good bridges and markings.
This was a beautiful walk. My wife and I were very pleased with the scenery and wildlife. However, we were less than happy pulling 30+ ticks off ourselves. I will never go here again until after a killing frost or with snow on the ground. 3 dollar fee for non-members.
Great as usual
Fun, peaceful, birds and white tail deer
The hiking at Daniel Webster is not strenuous, but pleasant, both in leisure and wildlife viewing. Every season here affords a great opportunity for seeing different birds; white tailed deer are a common sight here. The trail winds through meadows and into red maple swamps, a birch forest, and wet pannes. The hike only takes an hour, but can take up the entire day with all the wildlife viewing opportunities it affords.
My sister and I stumbled upon this trail on our way home from Brant Rock Beach a few years ago right before I went away to college, and since then, we've made it a tradition to return at least once every year. Completely off of the beaten path, it's almost deserted every time we head over to explore, but that's half of its appeal to us. There's multiple trails, bridges, marshes, lots of wildlife, scenic view points- everything! When I look at maps, the actual sanctuary is pretty confined, but when you're there, it feels like it goes on forever.
It's a simple, quick and easy trip (low intensity), but its definitely worth a stop next time you're on your way back from the beach. I recommend it!
(Also: if you're into the 'South Shore Quests,' there is a good one that runs through these trails- you can find out more about those at www.southshorequests.org)