About Broad Meadow Brook

Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

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 center also serves as the visitor site for the National Park Service’s Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.



Trail Mileage

5 miles (universally accessible: 1 mile) Get details >

Sanctuary Highlights

  • 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.


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)


Open 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