Sandwich, MA, Fish Hatchery to Host Tour

Entering the Sandwich Trout Hatchery. Photos/New England Boating
Entering the Sandwich Trout Hatchery. Photos/New England Boating

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Sandwich, MA, fish hatchery, which annually produces about 75,000 trout that are stocked into state waters. Join MassWildlife on September 18 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. for a self-guided tour of the rearing facilities and raceways and see brook, rainbow, brown, and tiger trout in different stages of growth.


Watch a video of the Sandwich Trout Hatchery.


The “Hatch House” and other areas usually closed to the public will be open during this time. Visitors can view a display of hatchery-related historical artifacts along with information on the current MassWildlife hatchery operations. MassWildlife staff will be on hand to talk about the facility and to answer questions. The hatchery is located at 164 Rte. 6A in Sandwich.

If you can’t make it to the Sandwich open house, consider attending the free talk entitled MassWildlife Hatchery History on September 22 at MassWildlife Field Headquarters in Westborough. Join Ken Simmons, MassWildlife’s Chief of Hatcheries, for a fascinating look at the history of the agency’s longest-running program. Also view historical photos and other artifacts from the hatchery and stocking program. The talk begins at 7:00 P.M. and is free and open to the public.