Broad Meadow Brook Sensory Trail

Sensory trail at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Broad Meadow Brook is one of several Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries that features a universally-accessible All Persons TrailFind out more about Mass Audubon's accessibility work.

→ Individual copies of the trail map are available in printed or tactile formats, and a Braille guide is available in the Nature Center.


Trail Information

Broad Meadow Brook Sensory Trail Map

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Distance: 1-mile (round-trip)

The Sensory Trail features a rope-and-post guide system and 14 stops with interpretive information. There is also an Audio Tour that can be accessed by cellphone as you explore.

It's surfaced in alternating packed gravel and boardwalk, and there are Braille signs and tactile maps throughout.

The trail begins at the Nature Center butterfly garden and continues along portions of the Holdredge and Frog Pond Trails. The first 0.25-mile section zigzags along a gentle slope.

There is an optional stonedust extension that leads beyond the rope-and-post guide system to the brook.


  • Butterfly Garden where you can listen to the water running in the fountain or smell the flowers
  • A bird blind where you can hear the calls of various birds and watch them at the feeders
  • Holdredge Vernal Pool where you can spot salamanders or wood frogs
  • Benches along the way to enjoy the wetlands or forest sights, sounds, and smells

Audio Tour

Call 508-713-6099 to access the tour

You can listen to the audio tour on your cell phone as you enjoy the trail! Just call 508-713-6099 to access the audio tour as you go (note that normal carrier charges apply). The phone tour has a menu so that you can select the stop you would like to hear about.

You can download the Audio Tour and play it on your smartphone or other MP3 player.

Tour Stops

Nature-Center 1.18 MB
Trail-Stop-1 2.16 MB
Trail-Stop-2 1.44 MB
Trail-Stop-3 1.30 MB
Trail-Stop-4 2.26 MB
Trail-Stop-5 1.62 MB
Trail-Stop-6 1.66 MB
Trail-Stop-7 2.93 MB
Trail-Stop-8 1.91 MB
Trail-Stop-9 1.78 MB
Trail-Stop-10 1.81 MB
Trail-Stop-11 1.53 MB
Trail-Stop-12 1.15 MB
Trail-Stop-13 1.78 MB
Trail-Stop-14 1.14 MB
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