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: Open daily, dawn to dusk
Sanctuary News & Events
Celebrate butterflies with a day of educational fun at the 11th Annual Butterfly Festival. Walks, workshops, arts and crafts, children's activities, face painting, food, and more!
Broad Meadow Brook is excited to bring the great outdoors back into the city this summer. From canoeing to insect collecting to nature crafts, there’s something fun going on in a park near you. And thanks to our sponsors, it's all free!
On Sunday, April 22, Broad Meadow Brook celebrated Earth Day in style by gathering friends of the sanctuary to honor seven nature heroes—individuals making a difference in the greater Worcester area.
Green Your Grid
One of the most effective ways to reduce your impact on the environment is to green the energy you use. The good news: it's easier and more affordable than you think! Learn how to Make the Switch
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