About Broad Meadow Brook
Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, with more than 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 sanctuary also serves as a visitor information site for the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. We are located near the Blackstone Heritage Visitor Center (115 McKeon Road), the Blackstone River Gateway Park, and the Blackstone Bikeway.
414 Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA 01604
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Nature Center: Tuesday–Saturday, 9 am–4 pm • Sunday, 12:30 pm–4 pm • Closed Monday (except holidays)
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk
Members, Worcester residents, GWLT members: Free
Nonmembers: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors (65+), $3 Children (2-12)
EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card
- Universally Accessible Nature Center
- Universally Accessible Restrooms
- Universally Accessible Trail
- Picnic Area
5 miles (universally accessible: 1 mile) Get details >
- Sensory Trail, a rope-guided, universally accessible trail with interpretation available in audio tours, large print, Braille, and tactile formats.
- Oasis in the city with access to the brook under shady, mature trees and well-marked trails throughout.
- Nature Play Area where kids can design gnome homes, climb on large logs, and enjoy the two-seater wooden swing.
- Some 80 species of butterflies, 164 bird species, 700 plus plant species, and a diversity of wildlife habitats.
- Fun annual events including Butterfly Festival, Boo Meadow Brook, and Holiday Nature Crafts.