Phil and Ginny Leach Wildlife Sanctuary

This property serves as a sanctuary, not only for wildlife, but for the residents of the neighborhoods which surround it.  Big Rock has been a landmark for the generations of children who have walked the trails here–trails that probably were used by the Wampanoag people who occupied this area for centuries.

Location Main trail entrance at corner of Woodland Lane and Ridgewood Road
Directions From Attleboro Center, take Route 152 south for 1.5 miles, then turn left at light onto Locust Street. Take first right onto Raeburn Drive and go to end. Bear left onto Woodland Lane and go to end where it meets end of Ridgewood Road.
Size 19.6 acres
Acquisition Date December 27, 1966
Donor Philip F. Leach
Map Leach Sanctuary Map (PDF)
Public Access There are trail entrances at (1) the corner of Woodland Lane and Ridgewood Road, (2) the end of Fisher Avenue, and (3) a 2-car gravel parking lot at 136 Downing Drive.

In the Google Map below, some streets are missing in the default Map view.  Click on Satellite view.  The marker will then point to the trail entrance at the corner of Woodland Lane and Ridgewood Road.

Leach Pics

Green arrows mark the trails at the Leach Sanctuary.    Image credit: C Adler

Big Rock at the Leach Sanctuary.    Image credit: C Adler

Volunteers at a fall clean-up at the Leach Sanctuary.    Image credit: C Adler

A wood frog (rana sylvatica) blends into its surroundings at the Leach Sanctuary.    Image credit: C Adler

Bluet (Houstonia caerulea) at the Leach Sanctuary.    Image credit: C Adler

A wood frog (rana sylvatica) blends into its surroundings at the Leach Sanctuary.    Image credit: C Adler

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