Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

American Mink at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary © Jason Barcus
American Mink © Jason Barcus

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 streams, ponds, and marshland. 

Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-655-2296
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm; Saturday, Sunday & Monday holidays, 10 am-5 pm; Trails open Tuesday-Sunday, dawn to dusk; closed Mondays

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Vacation Week

Vacation Week Programs

Kids looking at tracks during Feb vacation week

Get your kids outside at Broadmoor with full-day programs for ages 5-12! Register >

Trails Campaign

Support Our Trail Improvements

We've launched an ambitious campaign to improve Broadmoor's trail system. You can help >

Programs for Groups

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Programs for Groups

Leading a Scout group? Planning a birthday party? Searching for an afterschool or other group program? We can help! Discover group programs >

School Programs

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Your Classroom or Ours?

Bring your students to our sanctuary for fun, educational nature programs—or have us come to you! Find school programs >

Sanctuary News & Events

Conducting herring research in the Coonamessett River © Linda Deegan

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 11, 2020

Join Broadmoor at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, locally-brewed beer, and thought-provoking discussions about nature with various experts. (March 11: "Restoring the Coonamessett River")

Mountains and rice fields in Vietnam © Justin Willig

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Experience unforgettable journeys, from an exploration of the vibrant landscapes of Vietnam to diving adventures on the little-known island of Moheli and more. Each themed night offers a location-based buffet dinner and engaging visual presentation. Next program is February 20.

Instructor showing a trail reroute in the field at Broadmoor

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Register now for this 4-part trail building and stewardship training series! Classes are designed for land managers, conservation professionals, volunteer groups, and volunteer trail stewards. First workshop is March 19.

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