Thornton W. Burgess Society

Green Briar Nature Center & Jam Kitchen

East Sandwich Game Farm

The Thornton W. Burgess Society has been the stewards of the State-owned East Sandwich Game Farm property since 1996. Through a cooperative management agreement with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, the Society cares for and maintains this pristine 133 acre site located just off Route 6A in East Sandwich.



At the Game Farm you will find an abundance of wildlife surrounded by salt marsh, fresh water ponds, uplands, lowlands, fields and forests. The Game Farm abuts Talbot’s Point Conservation Area and together, they offer over 245 acres of open space. The Society uses the Game Farm as a site for its environmental education programming throughout the year.

There are several trails on the property that are maintained entirely by volunteers. Over the years, the Burgess Society has invested a tremendous amount of resources in the cleanup of the Game Farm. Buildings and pens were demolished, fields that were overgrown are mowed and walking trails now lead visitors throughout the site.

The property is open to the public dawn to dusk. While dogs are welcome, we ask that you clean-up after them.

We are always looking for new volunteers to help care for this special place.