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 175 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

Ticket reservations are required for all visitors. Reserve a visit >

Visitor Center

Tuesday–Sunday, 9 am-5 pm • Closed Monday (except holidays)
Restrooms are located in the Visitor Center

Trails

Open daily, dawn to dusk
Visitors must be off the trails before sunset

→ For your safety and to avoid conflicts with wildlife, please follow our sanctuary guidelines during your visit.

Admission

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $6 Adults, $4 Seniors (65+), $4 Children (2-12)

As a way to give even more people access to nature and to thank active military for their service, we are proud to offer:

EBT Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your EBT card
ConnectorCare Card to Culture Participants: Free for up to 4 people when you show your ConnectorCare card
Wonderfund Access: Free for up to 4 people when you show your Wonderfund card
Active-Duty Military: Free for up to 5 people with a valid military ID card

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Universally Accessible Nature Center
  • Universally Accessible Restrooms
  • Universally Accessible Trail
  • Picnic Area
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Acres

624

Trail Mileage

9 miles (0.6 miles universally accessible)
Details & 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 public 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.