Martin Wildlife Refuge preserves original Seekonk land

Edna Martin Wildlife Refuge Loop is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located in Seekonk, Massachusetts that features a river and is good for all skill levels.


Originally, the land and the three homes here belonged to Edna Martin who was a 9th generation of the Martin family in Seekonk.


The Martin Wildlife Refuge is located on 379 Fall River Avenue, across the street from the Grist Mill. Click on the trail map for an AllTrails map of the area.


The refuge has a small meadow-stream pond located in the middle known as Burr’s Pond. Fed by the Runnins River, the pond feeds into another small stream that runs south. The pond serves as a habitat for many species of plants, bugs, fish, mammals, and birds, as an educational tool for the community’s youth, and a place for enjoying the natural environment.

Click here for a 30-second view of the Runnins River flowing over the Burr’s Pond Falls.