Massabesic Audubon Center

26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH

The Massabesic Audubon Center is located on a historic farm site with 130 acres of rolling fields and mature deciduous forest with woodland wetlands, a pond, streams, and marshes. There are more than five miles of trails that lead to scenic Lake Massabesic, and the property is adjacent to thousands of undeveloped acres of Manchester Water Works land. Year-round programs provide environmental education for school and youth groups, summer and vacation camps and family, community and adult educational programs and events that demonstrate sustainable land and resource use and the importance of conserving undeveloped habitat for birds and other wildlife. 

Viewing Information

The Massabesic Wildlife Sanctuary offers wildlife viewing opportunities from its many trails. Visitors can view bluebirds and other grassland birds in the fields.  Woodcock can be heard and seen displaying in the spring.  A variety of amphibians can be found in the pond.  Many different songbirds use the woodlands  including wood thrushes, veeries, ovenbirds and others. Resident birds like chickadees and nuthatches can be seen throughout the year. Loons nest on the lake, ospreys visit in the spring and bald eagles may be present year round.


GPS – N 42 o 59.029’ W 071o 21.932’  

From I-93 and points West and North and South of Manchester, take Exit 7, Route 101 East (Seacoast). Watch for the Audubon signs. From points East of Manchester, go towards Manchester on Route 101. Watch for the Audubon signs.

Take Exit 1 and go south onto Route 28 By-pass. Travel 1/8 mile to traffic circle. Proceed half-way through the circle, continuing on the Route 28 By-pass. You'll see Lake Massabesic on your left. Travel 1.9 miles to Spofford Road. Turn left onto Spofford Road for 1/4 mile. Turn left onto Audubon Way (on the corner as Spofford Road veers right). Parking lot is on the left, opposite the Center.

Contact Us

Massasbesic Audubon Center
26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH
(603) 668-2045

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