Visit Summer Star®!


Trailhead House, including Linden Street Gallery

Open Saturday through Tuesday, 11:00am-3:00pm

Dogs are prohibited


Summer ours: open from dawn until dusk, Saturday-Tuesday .

Winter hours (begin 11/1): open from dawn until 3pm, Saturday-Tuesday.

Summer Star features over 1.5 miles of trail, in addition to the Easy Trail – which is a 0.2 mile easily accessible wide woodchipped trail loop. The trails are open Saturday through Tuesday, dawn to dusk.

Summer Star is closed Wednesday through Friday, allowing resident and visiting wildlife to go about their activities undisturbed.

Visitors may reserve our Freedom Chair, a wheelchair designed for off-roading, for use on our Easy Trail.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling us at (508)-869-3434 between the hours of 11AM and 3PM, Saturday through Tuesday.


The entrance of Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 690 Linden Street in Boylston, MA.

From Route I-495, take exit 26 to Route 62 West.  Go 1.8 miles to the center of Berlin.  Bear left onto Linden Street (flashing yellow light). Follow Linden Street 2.1 miles to our entrance on the left.


  1. Hi, could you include a little blurb about the history of this place on you website? I’ve lived in the area for over 25 years and I’ve never heard of this before. Thanks.

    • Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for the comment! Summer Star is still in its infancy. Having only been open for a year and a half, there is not yet much history here. As such, we hope the mission statement on our home page provides some insight regarding the type of impact we hope to have.

      Summer Star

  2. Thanks so much to Jessie Coin and others for making the Freedom Chair available! Having that extra measure of independence outdoors, in nature is invaluable.

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