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A visit to Drumlin Farm can be exciting and adventurous, or relaxing and peaceful—maybe even all in one day! You'll find plenty to do on your visit, from Discovering Drumlin programs with our teacher naturalists to our native wildlife and trails.
All activities are included with admission, which is free for Mass Audubon members, unless otherwise noted.
Sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, cows, and our pony greet you in our animal barns throughout the
farmyard, while Bird Hill and Drumlin Underground provide a unique, up-close view of New
England wildlife, including a rabbit, owls, hawks, deer, and a fox. Watch our farmers do chores in the late afternoon, they are always happy to answer questions for visitors.
Get your hands dirty in our learning garden, too, to learn about composting, enjoy the smell of mint, and check out what’s planted in the “pizza garden”. For their safety of our animals as well as your safety, please do not feed the animals – leave that to our farmers!
Discover Drumlin Activities
Join our teacher-naturalists on the farm for drop-in activities to learn more about the nature of Massachusetts.
Discover Drumlin activities take place at 10:00 am and 11:30 am on weekdays from mid-April –to the end of October, and at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 2:30 pm on weekends year round. Check the schedule board just past admissions or on the farmyard when you arrive.
Hop onboard for a good old-fashioned hayride around the farmyard. Starting April vacation
week through Thanksgiving weekend, hayrides depart from the Red Barn, weather permitting, every 15 minutes.
Tuesday-Friday, hayrides run from 10:00 am - 12:45 pm. Saturday-Sunday, hayrides run from 10:00 am - 12:15 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm. Age 13-Adult $2, children 2-12 $1, under 2 free, cash only.
Stroll along our vegetable and hay fields, amble through the woods, or hike to the top of the drumlin, one of the highest points in the greater Boston area on 4 miles of trails. The view from the top of our drumlin offers a glimpse of both Mt. Monadnock and Mt. Wachusett on a clear day.
The farmstand offers a variety of Drumlin Farm's products based on seasonal availability, including fresh vegetables, maple syrup, eggs, meat, goat’s milk soap, yarn and fleece.
The Audubon Shop
Check out the Audubon Shop for a wide selection of products to explain, identify, and celebrate the wonders of nature, including scopes and binoculars, bird houses and feeders, books, gifts, toys, and more. Finish your visit with an ice cream treat from the freezer!
If you are looking for a more in-depth exploration of the Drumlin Farm fields, farmyard, and
habitats, register for one of our education programs. Led by our teacher-naturalists, our
education programs give children, teens, adults, and families a unique look at agricultural, environmental, and natural history topics at the sanctuary.
Browse the program catalog to find the perfect program for you.
Tuesday-Sunday and Monday holidays
March 1- October 31, 9 am-5 pm; November 1-February 28, 9 am-5 pm
Free for members
$6 for 2-12 and seniors
Children under 2 free
(Discount Passes are available at many local libraries)
South Great Road, Lincoln, MA map
Phone: (781) 259-2200
From the north and south:
Take Rt. 95 (Rt. 128) north or south to exit 26 (Rt. 20, Weston/Waltham). Follow signs for Rt. 20 east. Stay in the left lane and go straight through the traffic light. Just beyond the traffic light at the blinking yellow light, take a left and follow signs for Rt. 117. At the next traffic light, take a left onto Rt. 117 west. Follow Rt. 117 west for 4.5 miles and the sanctuary is on the left. Turn left into the sanctuary and take the first right. The parking lot is straight ahead.
From the east and west:
Take Rt. 2 east or west to Rt. 126 (Walden Pond, Framingham). Turn onto Rt. 126 south (Walden Pond) and follow for 2.5 miles to the intersection of Rt. 126 and Rt. 117. Take a left onto Rt. 117 east and the sanctuary is one mile ahead on the right. Take a right into the sanctuary and take the first right. The parking lot is straight ahead.
By public transportation:
Take the MBTA commuter rail to Lincoln Station. Walk south one block on Lincoln Rd. Take a left on Codman Rd and then a right into the back entrance of Mass Audubon headquarters. Follow the road straight through the grounds to Rt 117. Cross Rt 117 to reach Drumlin Farm.
- To make the most of your day at Drumlin Farm, we recommend that you bring an all-terrain stroller (or a jog stroller, regular strollers won't do on the inner dirt paths), Bottled water, snacks for a picnic (there are tables about), and binoculars to see the deer and or birds.
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