An especially popular destination for birders, the Concord portion of this 3,800-acre refuge includes 2.7 miles of walking trails along the sleepy Concord River and across a flat dike between man-made ponds that attract abundant wildlife. At a board at the entrance, visitors jot down the birds and other creatures they have seen. More than 220 species of native and migratory birds have been recorded, including red-winged blackbirds, great blue herons, and bald eagles. Dogs are not allowed. Parking is limited.
Concord, MA› Attraction
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Our Rating Neighborhood off Rte. 62/Bedford St., 1 1/3 mi E of Concord center Hours Open daily sunrise-sunset Phone 978/443-4661 Prices $4 Refuge Entrance Pass covers up to 4 adults; children free (look for self-pay station in parking lot) Web site Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
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