About Broadmoor

Fall at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

An expansive retreat along Indian Brook and the Charles River, Broadmoor is an ever-changing environment teeming with wildlife: dragonflies darting, turtles basking, otters leaving tracks in the mud or snow, and more than 150 species of birds.

Easy-to-moderate well-groomed trails lead you through the shade of mature woodlands into open fields and along the edges of vibrant streams, ponds, and marshland.

Location

280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760
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Hours

Nature Center: Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm; Saturday-Sunday (& Monday holidays), 10 am-5 pm
Trails: Open Tuesday-Sunday, dawn to dusk; closed Monday

Admission

  • Members: Free
  • Nonmembers: $6 Adults, $4 Seniors (65+), $4 Children (2-12)
  • EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Universally Accessible Nature Center
  • Universally Accessible Restrooms
  • Universally Accessible Trail
  • Picnic Area

Acres

624

Trail Mileage

9 miles (0.5 miles universally accessible) Trail Map >

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Indian Brook featuring beaver dams, nesting wood ducks, and basking turtles; mill dams creating scenic waterfalls.
  • The Saltonstall Nature Center, a renovated 1911 horse barn that includes an accessible welcome center, classrooms, a four-season outdoor pavilion, and green energy features.
  • An accessible boardwalk that brings visitors of all ages and abilities right into the habitats of aquatic plants and wildlife, with interpretation including seasonal audio tours.
  • Engaging programs for all ages including night walks, summer camp, birding, and field trips.
  • Bridges, benches, and trails along the Charles River, great for bird watching, photography, and botanizing.