Assabet River Wildlife Refuge (Part of Spring Hiking Series)

Date and Time

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 10:00AM - 2:00PM


Massachusetts, Boston Area,


Registration is required for this activity.


This hike is part of the Spring Hiking Series. First preference for these hikes will be given to those who attended the Spring Workshops on May 11, 2024. If space is available 4 days before each hike, registrations for others will be considered and you will receive a confirming email. An Information Sheet will be sent to all confirmed hikers. The wildlife refuge is an area which was transferred from the US Army to the US Fish and Wildlife Service and is a habitat for waterfowl, songbirds, beaver, bobcat and white tailed deer. The route includes trails along freshwater wetlands, Poppat Pond and past several abandoned US Army bunkers. The route contains some areas of moderate elevation and consists of dirt paths through the interior forest and some old roadways. We'll cover about 5 miles. Plan to be out for about 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group (which can vary). Wear sturdy hiking shoes. Be prepared for a possibly wet/muddy trail including deep puddles. Wear moisture wicking layers and clothing appropriate for the weather, bring extra socks (in case your shoes get soaked). Bring the following in your Day Pack/Backpack: a lunch or snacks and at least 1 liter of water. Bring insect spray, sunscreen, hat and hiking poles (if you use these items). Meeting location will be emailed to participants about 2 days prior to the hike. Steady rain/ thunderstorms cancels. No dogs allowed at the refuge, thanks for understanding Note: The hike leaders reserve the right to adjust the route if conditions warrant and cannot guarantee the hike will be completed by any specific time.

AMC Trip Policy



Driving Directions

Directions will be sent to confirmed participants a few days before the hike

Assabet River Wildlife Refuge



Offered By







Adults (18+)


Pam is a hike leader with the AMC Local Walks & Hikes Committee. She focuses her hikes in Metrowest and occasionally other parts of Massachusetts and Southern NH.