Places to Explore — Metro West

Not sure where to start exploring? Try visiting one of our wildlife sanctuaries in the Metro West area.

Nature Center & Trails

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Waterfall in autumn at Broadmoor © Ethan Gordon
© Ethan Gordon

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Natick
Trails: 9 miles

Easy-to-rugged, well-groomed trails weave through the shade of mature woodlands into open fields and along the edges of vibrant streams, ponds, marshland, and the Charles River. Details >

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Lincoln
Trails: 4 miles

A working farm and wildlife sanctuary with sheep, goats, chickens, cows, and pigs; sustainably-grown crops; trails; and resident owls, foxes, and a fisher. Details > 

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Habitat Education Center

Arboretum in July © Sandy Vorce, Mass Audubon
Arboretum in July © Sandy Vorce, Mass Audubon

Habitat Education Center

Location: Belmont
Trails: 2.5 miles

Just six miles from downtown Boston, find gentle trails that start at a Georgian-style mansion and wind through forests, across meadows, and around ponds and formal gardens. Details >

Trails Only

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Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary

Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Hopkinton
Trails: 1 mile

With its forest that opens up to a secluded pond, Waseeka offers the opportunity to observe woodland birds and waterbirds, wildflowers, and a fire-enhanced forest. Details >