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Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary Worcester

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Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Road
Tel: 508-753-6087

Where are we going today?

Get the family back into nature and around wildlife at the Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary! It's a day out outdoor fun for the whole family at the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in the whole of New England!

With over 400 acres of beautiful nature, well-marked trails and exploration to be had, just breath in the air and get back to nature!

The Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary has interpretive signs that can guide you along the 5 miles of trails that take you through the various landscapes - from marsh, streams, woods, and fields. Kids can get a great experience learning about the various environments and the kind of animals that call it home.

The Sensory Trail is a great rope-guided trail available to everyone, which is an oasis in the city with an access to a brook. The Nature play area is perfect for kids where they can design fun gnome homes and swing the day away on a two seater swing! Weeeee!  What do you think your gnome house would look like!

The Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is home to an amazing array of wildlife - see how many different species you can spot! There are over 80 species of butterflies, over 700 plant species, and 164 bird species. 

Great for those artistic little ones, the sanctuary also has art exhibits throughout the year, as well as programs for ALL ages! There are fun programs and activities for the kids, as well as birding programs.

EcoKids is great for outdoor adventure where they can participate in Quests through the woods, create mini cities and even play nature bingo! 

A great outdoor family day out for nature lovers in Massachusetts! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$4
  • Children$3 (ages 2 - 12)
  • Free Under: 2 years

When can we go?

9am - 4pm. Trails open daily - dawn to dusk.

Closed Sunday and Monday. Open all year round.

Teachers corner

There are summer camps for kids ages 4.5 to 14, and they also offer a range of educational programs for students! .

I'm Hungry!

Why don't you bring your own lunch and enjoy it on one of the picnic tables! Get the most out of nature!.

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you take plenty of water! .

Any Top Tips?

Make sure kids get the discovery booklets so kids can learn all about the habitats of the wildlife! .

Doing our bit

The sanctuary are all about caring for the wildlife and plants, so make sure you help by staying on the trails at all times to protect everything (and yourself!).

Need a little extra help?

The sanctuary are always working to make the area more accessible - but currently 1 of the 5 miles of trails are accessible. .

Can I get one of those?

You can rent snowshoes in winter! .

More information

It's always best to leave pets at home. .

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    Good education center with friendly staff. Hiking trails and woods with a brook makes for a good natural adventure.

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