Chapman Sanctuary/Visny Woods, Sandwich

Chapman Sanctuary/Visny Woods, Sandwich

740 Mount Israel Road Center Sandwich, New Hampshire 03227

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About this Location

Established in 1955, Chapman Sanctuary and Visny Woods (CSVW) operates as a not-for-profit nature, bird, and wildlife sanctuary in Center Sandwich, NH. It is a place for children, families, and adults to connect with nature and explore wildlife in their natural habitat across more than 160 acres of woodland trails, meadows, and streams, of which CSVW owns 114 acres. CVSW is open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk free of charge and depends on individual donations and grants for financial support.

The CSVW property abuts White Mountain National Forest land and is home to a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. The gardens and woodlands are a photographer’s dream, and we have picnic tables for you to enjoy your lunch. At any given time, visitors enjoying our 10 miles of walking trails, meadows, and perennial gardens may observe or encounter fox, bear, moose, deer, beavers, otters, turtles, woodland animals, and dozens of wild bird species in their natural habitats. Points of interest, including the 300-year-old hemlock “Witness Tree” on the Cold River, are marked with permanent Information Stations. Educational activities led by New Hampshire nature, bird, wildlife, and habitat specialists are offered throughout the year.

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