For a peaceful retreat alone or with your little adventurer, head to the Massachusetts Audubon Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont. Habitat offers over 2.5 miles of light trails through deciduous and evergreen forests, across meadows, around 2 ponds, and along a wetland containing a vernal pool. You’ll quickly forget that you are just 6 miles out from downtown Boston.
The visitor center holds regular art exhibits, and offers a nature center, garden terrace, and restrooms. Habitat also offers a number of 5 to 10 day summer camp programs (for children ages 4.5 – 14). Call to check on availability for the mid-late August programs.
Trails are open every day from dawn to dusk. The visitor center is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm. Admission is $4 for nonmember adults; $3 for nonmember children (3-12) and seniors.
Habitat, 10 Juniper Road, Belmont, Tel: 617-489-5050