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

Wheelabrator Millbury logo

Wheelabrator Millbury sponsors free sanctuary admission for Millbury residents four times a year. Join us once each season and explore all that Broad Meadow Brook has to offer—for free! Next event is April 14, 2018.

Students calculating tree circumference

Broad Meadow Brook has teamed up to provide every Worcester Public School 7th grader a day of hands-on, real life learning. This year, students are try to answer the question “Why are big trees important, especially in an urban ecosystem?”

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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