Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & 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. Read more >

Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 9 am–4 pm; Sunday, 12:30 pm–4 pm
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

A volunteer analyzing water samples in the lab
A volunteer analyzing water samples in the lab

The Blackstone River Coalition (BRC) is in need of volunteer water quality monitors to collect data at sites in the headwaters region of the watershed. The BRC recruits and trains citizen volunteers to participate in the Blackstone River Coalition watershed-wide volunteer water quality monitoring program. Make a difference—join the team today.

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Thanks to the Rosemary Davis Memorial Fund, students learn about animal adaptations with classroom visits from Drumlin Farm wildlife and field trips to Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Birthday Parties


Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More