Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

10 Juniper Road
617-489-5050

On Belmont Hill, just 6 miles northwest of downtown Boston, lies Habitat, an 93-acre urban oasis that has been devoted to environmental education since 1970. Over 2.5 miles of gentle trails wind through deciduous and evergreen forests, across meadows, around two ponds, and along a wetland containing a vernal pool. The visitor center is a brick Georgian-style mansion where monthly art exhibits can be viewed. Outside, there’s a pleasing and calming formal garden. The building and gardens can be reserved on weekends for weddings and other events.



Reviews

Madhu Somashekar

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
I absolutely love this beautiful forest. Moved to this area to be close....but, this puzzles me... I take my dog on walks, and I am always very respectful of the space, rules etc. He is big, but zéro disruptive. I notice a reluctance to be kind to dogs lately. A bowl of water used to be kept out, but not any more. My dog has cardiac heart failure. I bring him to give him happiness for his remaining days. He walks to the water bowl place every time, not believing its not there. But it isn't... Hope this is temporary.

Ryan Rodriguez

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Thursday, July 5, 2018
Beautiful place. Took my 8yo daughter here and even on a hot summer day it was perfect. Saw frogs, turtles and goats, we loved it. Definitely recommend becoming a member.

Jason Garrabrant

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Great place for a family friendly walk through the woods. There are a number of small trails and loops. As well as a pond with lots of frogs, giant tadpoles (bullfrog) and turtles 🐢. We typically see a lot of chipmunk, some snakes and the occasional wild turkey.

Will Miller

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Nice place to walk. Good for weddings and other events. Art shows. Children's activities and classes.

Katharina Quecke

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Sunday, June 3, 2018
Great wildlife habitat close to the city. Very nice with kids of all ages, and short or longer walks.

Upcoming Events at Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

Habitat Nature Day Camp - Ramblers

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Belmont, MA
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Habitat Nature Day Camp - Ramblers

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Belmont, MA
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Habitat Nature Day Camp - Trekkers

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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Summer Evening Mushroom Walk

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Belmont, MA
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Habitat Nature Day Camp - Ramblers

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Belmont, MA
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Theme Camp - Expeditioners

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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Theme Camp - Expeditioners

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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Ice Cream and Insects

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 from 6:15pm to 7:45pm
Belmont, MA
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Habitat Nature Day Camp - Ramblers

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Belmont, MA
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Theme Camp - Expeditioners

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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Theme Camp - Expeditioners

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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Theme Camp - Expeditioners

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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Theme Camp - Expeditioners

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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Theme Camp - Expeditioners

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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Habitat Nature Day Camp - Ramblers

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Belmont, MA
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Theme Camp - Expeditioners

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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Theme Camp - Expeditioners

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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Theme Camp - Expeditioners

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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A Night at the Pond

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Belmont, MA
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Habitat Nature Day Camp - Ramblers

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Belmont, MA
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Habitat Nature Day Camp - Trekkers

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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Habitat Nature Day Camp - Ramblers

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Belmont, MA
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Family Birding for Older Kids 3

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Belmont, MA
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Habitat Nature Day Camp - Ramblers

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Belmont, MA
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Habitat Nature Day Camp - Trekkers

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Belmont, MA
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Habitat Nature Day Camp - Ramblers

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Belmont, MA
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