Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
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Explore hundreds of acres of woods,
fields, streams, and marsh.
Interpretive signs and kiosks will
guide you along the many trails.
Look for 80 different species of
butterflies, prowl for owls, or
learn to snowshoe. Enjoy the
water garden, our demonstration
rain garden, accessible trail,
and interpretive exhibits in the
conservation center that include
a large 3-D model of the entire
sanctuary and a wall-to-ceiling map
of the Blackstone River watershed.
Nature-related gifts, children’s
books, assorted field guides,
and conservation advocacy and
community resource information
are available at the center, which
also serves as a visitor site for the
National Park Service’s Blackstone
River Valley National Heritage
414 Massasoit Road
Worcester, MA 01604
This sanctuary has the following universally accessible facilities: Nature Center, Restrooms, Troiano Brookside Trail, Trail from Holdredge, to Frog Pond to Sprague Trail to Broad Meadow Brook.
Nature Center/Trail Hours:
Nature Center: Tuesday through
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trails: Open
every day, dawn to dusk.
- For Your Safety
- Do not feed any animals
- Stay on trails to avoid ticks and poison ivy
- Do not smoke anywhere on the sanctuary
- Do not pick or collect plants or crops without permission
- Avoid Conflicts with Wildlife
- Do not bring pets, leashed or unleashed, on to the site
- Picnic only in designated areas
- Do not bring motorized vehicles or bicycles onto the site
- Hunting, fishing, or trapping are not permitted
Mass Audubon members enjoy FREE admission.
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Worcester residents, and Greater Worcester Land Trust members are also FREE.
$4 for nonmember adults;
$3 for nonmember children (2-12)
From the Mass. Turnpike
(Rt I-90): Take exit 11 (Millbury)
and go left onto Rt 122 north.
Turn left onto Rt 20 west. Turn
right at the traffic light onto
From Rt I-290: Take exit 14
(Rt 122 south/Grafton Street).
Bear right at the rotary and stay
on Rt 122. At the intersection,
bear right onto Massasoit Road.
Follow Massasoit Road past a
playground and park on the left.
The sanctuary entrance is located
five houses past the park on the
By public transportation: Take bus
#22 (Millbury) from the Worcester
Regional Transit Authority and
get off at the Massasoit Road stop.
430 acres of conservation land of which 172 is owned by or subject to conservation restrictions held by Mass Audubon and the remaining substantial acreage owned by various private and public entities and collaboratively managed for conservation purposes by Mass Audubon.