Tracy Brook Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)

Tracy Brook Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)

Swamp Road Richmond, Massachusetts 01254

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About this Location

Tracy Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 21 acres, in Richmond is a wetland surrounded by woodlands. The stream that gave the sanctuary its name has been home to industrious beavers for more than 50 years.

Simon Tracy and his family were some of the earliest local settlers of Yokuntown (now incorporated as Richmond), and they operated a sawmill along the brook. Tracy Brook feeds into the 218-acre Richmond Pond.

Please note that there are no trails at Tracy Brook. Instead, there is a pull-off from the road where you can take in the scope of the sanctuary, including a large heron rookery.


  • Roadside viewing

  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

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Last updated December 11, 2023