Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, with over 400 acres cooperatively managed or owned by Mass Audubon. Interpretive signs will guide you along well-marked trails through woods, fields, streams, and marsh. The center also serves as the visitor site for the National Park Service’s Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary offers a wide variety of programs for people of all ages. Whether you're new to nature or an outdoors aficionado, there's something for everyone!
- summer day camp
- homeschool and preschool programs
- group programs and field trips
- over 5 miles of well-marked trails
- Sensory Trail, a rope-guided, universally accessible trail with interpretation available in audio tours, large print, Braille, and tactile formats.
- Oasis in the city with access to the brook under shady, mature trees and well-marked trails
- Nature Play Area where kids can design gnome homes, climb on large logs, and enjoy the two-seater wooden swing.
- Some 80 species of butterflies, 164 bird species, 700 plus plant species, and a diversity of wildlife habitats.
- Fun annual events including Butterfly Festival, Boo Meadow Brook, and Holiday Nature Crafts.