Caratunk Wildlife Refuge
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge

Caratunk Wildlife Refuge

Address: 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA, 02771
Hours: Open sunrise to sunset
Acres: Nearly 200
Trails: 3.5 miles
Trail Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Caratunk Wildlife Refuge Trail Map

From the white barn to the meandering trails and crystal-clear brooks, the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge is a place frequented by nature enthusiats and wildlife alike. With nearly 200 acres of fields, forests, streams, and ponds, Caratunk offers miles of well-marked trails is 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 (available during programs and events only)
  • Historic White Barn (open for public and private programs and events only)
  • Rain Garden (new in 2018)
  • Available for birthday parties, weddings and facility rentals. Contact Jon Scoones at or (401) 949-5454 x3201.


We encourage proper use of the refuge and stewardship of the gifts it offers us to enjoy.
The following are prohibited from the refuge: dogs, horses and other pets; picking or collecting of anything besides litter; picnicking or camping; all vehicles (including bicycles) beyond the parking lot; excessive noisemaking; and alcoholic beverages.