Massabesic Wildlife Sanctuary

49 Acres
5 Miles of Trails
Auburn, NH

This 49-acre sanctuary was acquired in 1993 and is home to NH Audubon’s Massabesic Center. Together with adjacent lands owned by Manchester Water Works that extend north to Battery Point, this sanctuary features trail access to Lake Massabesic, as well as a variety of upland habitats including mixed forests and open fields. The fields are managed for grassland nesting birds, while nest boxes are actively managed for Tree Swallows and Eastern Bluebirds, which add a splash of color and sound to the browns of early spring. Maps providing full trail descriptions are available at the Massabesic Center.

Photo, top: Entrance to Massabesic trails from the Massabesic Center, by Dyanna Smith.