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Caratunk Wildlife Refuge
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge

Caratunk Wildlife Refuge

NOTE: Muskrat Pond Trail is still closed until further notice due to flood damage. 

Address: 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA, 02771
Hours: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm; Parking lot gate is closed outside of these hours.
Acres: Nearly 200
Trails: 3.5 miles
Trail Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Bathroom: Yes (Composting toilet located at the trailhead)

Dogs are prohibited. Click here to learn why and review other trail guidelines.

From the white barn to the meandering trails and crystal-clear brooks, the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge is a place frequented by nature enthusiasts and wildlife alike. With nearly 200 acres of fields, forests, streams, and ponds, Caratunk offers miles of well-marked trails, making it one of Audubon's most popular properties. In addition to hiking and bird watching, it is an ideal destination in the winter months for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Refuge Highlights

  • Habitat: fields, forests, streams, ponds
  • Wildlife to watch for: otter, muskrat, woodchuck, deer, frog, painted turtle
  • Birds commonly found: Eastern Bluebird, Purple Martin, American Woodcock, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole, Yellow Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Wild Turkey, Screech Owl, Wood Duck
  • Offerings: Birdwatching, Summer Camp, Nature Center, Programs, Snowshoeing/cross-country skiing, Restroom 
  • Historic White Barn (open for public and private programs and events only)
  • Rain Garden
  • Available for birthday parties, weddings and facility rentals. Contact Michelle Solis at or (401) 949-5454 x3014.


Using the Trails: Refuge Guidelines