There are awesome short and long trails, which are amazing. The view is amazing once you get to the Southern side of the Sanctuary.


With 325 acres & 7 miles of marked hiking trails, we have trails for people of all abilities.

Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the trails are closed for Harvest Fair weekend. In the event of inclement weather, closings will mirror the Middletown Public School system.

Trail Fee:
Adults: $7
Senior/Military: $6
Students w. ID: $3
Children (3-18 yrs): $3
Under 3: Free

Members of the Sanctuary are welcome to hike our trails for free.

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Universal Trail

The Universally Accessible Trail invites individuals who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids to explore of a mix of views and wildlife habitats.  The 1,500-ft trail is ADA-compliant.  It begins at the Welcome Center trailhead entryway and passes through open fields, native flower plantings for pollinators, shrub-land, and forest habitat, with views of the chicken coop and the Good Garden organic gardens.  Packed stone dust provides a wide, even surface, which transitions to boardwalk through the forest, extending to a viewing platform overlooking Red Maple Pond and its abundant wildlife. 

Teen Green

Do you know a teenage nature explorer!?

Pick up a Teen Green Trail Journal at the Welcome Center and explore the trails to win fun prizes!

You’ll find special markers hidden on the trails and etch them into your journal.

Find 6 markers to win a water bottle, compass, and backpack.
Find all 10 markers to win a water bottle, compass, backpack and a Household Membership to NBS!

This program is Powered by Prince through a grant from the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital.