Audubon Naturalist Society is in the midst of a visionary restoration of Woodend Nature Sanctuary for people and wildlife -- Nature for All.

Our goal is to transform our 40 acres of protected land inside the Washington Beltway into a living classroom that will demonstrate the importance of biodiversity and inspire all people in the D.C. region to restore nature in their own communities.

Nature for All makes four big promises for the future of Woodend:

• Restore and interpret our meadow, stream, pond and forest habitats.

• Build a Wheelchair-Accessible Nature Trail that traverses all of Woodend’s habitats.

• Create a Nature Play Space to serve children from our public schools, our Nature Preschool, and area families so that all youngsters can enjoy the benefits of nature play and outdoor education.

• Invest in Mansion Upgrades to improve our classroom space and rental venues.

We invite you to see for yourself. Come visit Woodend Sanctuary!

Please note: Woodend’s vehicle entrances feature deer exclusion grates, which also preclude pedestrians and cyclists from crossing. All pedestrians and cyclists should enter Woodend through either the pedestrian entrance on Jones Mill Road to the right of the vehicle entrance or the pedestrian entrance on Brierly Road to the right of the vehicle entrance. Crossing the deer exclusion grates on foot or on a bicycle could result in injury.

Visit Woodend Sanctuary

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Come enjoy the serenity of our wildflower meadow, walk our meandering trails, visit our native plant garden, and explore the aquatic life of our pond. And don’t miss the wonderful selection in our Audubon Naturalist Shop.  

Admission is free. Trails are open daily dawn to dusk. Please leave your pets at home.