A former cranberry farm, Tidmarsh underwent the North East’s largest freshwater restoration project, removing dams and digging new channels. It’s visited by 40-45,000 people annually, who come for a variety of birding, educational, and scientific programs. It has 3 miles of public trails and a widely accessible All Persons Trail. Tidmarsh hosts a dozen ecological zones, and this has promoted spectacular biodiversity. Documented species at Tidmarsh include 600 plants, 200 birds, 50 butterflies, 25 dragonflies, 17 mammals, and 17 raptiles and amphibians. In addition to its popular otters, Tidmarsh is a critical refuge for rare plants and animals, including threatened and endangered reptile, bird, insect, and wildlfower species. Tidmarsh is one of Mass Audubon’s four Coastal Resilience Centers, and as a living laboratory, it engages the public on climate issues through citizen science and educational programming.
Trails open daily, dawn to dusk.
60 Beaver Dam Road, Plymouth, MA, USA