Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

10 Juniper Road

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.


Samantha McCarthy

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Great trails, a nice calm location with many trees. The visitor center is educational with clean restrooms.

Steve Scalese

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

My daughter is participating in a homeschool naturalist program. She loves the program - both the indoor and outdoor activities. Today they were dissecting owl scat to find the bones, teeth , fur and claws of the animals that the owl ate.

Samantha Richert

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Had our wedding there, absolutely stunning venue and super helpful beyond measure

Abhishek Chatterjee

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Great place to take a peaceful walk. Also hosted my daughter's Birthday here and it was a great experience.

Angus Abercrombie

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Many programs for all ages, deaf/blind/accessible paths and well kept grounds and staff