Abbott’s Mill Nature Center sits on a 376-acre piece of Milford Millponds Nature Preserve and features beautiful trails. Hike through lush deciduous and Atlantic White Cedar woodlands. You can also explore our handicap-accessible boardwalk that follows a clear coastal plain stream to open meadows, picnic area, and a Garden for Wildlife idea garden. Our historic working gristmill and its water source, a 20-acre pond, lend a sense of the rich human history of the area. We are open to the general public and trails are pet-friendly. We have kayak/SUP rentals by reservation.
Discover wildlife up close in our Visitor Center with its live animal collection (returning soon) and animal displays. Masks required indoors for all age 5+ regardless of vaccination status as we are a state-owned facility. Drinking fountain available. Parking is available by our Visitor Center.
Visit, also, the accessible boardwalk at the nearby Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve by Slaughter Beach.
Check out our photo gallery.
Discover how we carefully manage this land for biodiversity and water.
Abbott’s Mill Nature Center is a partnership with the State Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs and the Division of Fish and Wildlife.