Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Brook with stones at Broad Meadow Brook
Broad Meadow Brook © Donald Perkins

Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Plan Your Visit

Large urban wildlife sanctuary, with over 400 acres and interpretive signs that guide you along well-marked trails through woods, fields, streams, and marsh.

Nature Center
  • Tuesday–Saturday
  • 9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Sunday
  • 12:00-4:00 pm
  • Daily
  • dawn to dusk
  • 5 miles
  • 1 mile

Property Regulations

  • Foot travel only; please stay on trails (day passes are available for powered mobility devices)
  • Dog walking and horseback riding are prohibited; please leave all animals and pets at home (service animals welcome)
  • Camping, collecting, smoking, hunting, fishing, releasing of animals, and feeding wildlife is prohibited.
  • Commercial photography needs prior approval; please see all photography guidelines.


  • Parking
  • Nature Center/Museum, Universally Accessible
    Nature Center/Museum, Universally Accessible
  • Trail, Universally Accessible
    Trail, Universally Accessible
  • Restrooms, Universally Accessible
    Restrooms, Universally Accessible
  • Picnic Tables
    Picnic Tables
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station
    Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Explore Broad Meadow Brook

  • BMB All Persons Trail Rope and Sign with sensory tree elements
    Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
  • Two benches facing each other on a boardwalk
    Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
  • Nature play area
    Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
  • boardwalk in winter
    Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester

Latest News

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Special Event July 09, 2024

Summer Nights with DCR

Event Date: July 9-August 22, 2024

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Special Event July 08, 2024

17th Annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival

Event Date: August 10, 2024

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News June 04, 2024

Broad Meadow Brook Brings Adaptation Lessons to School

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Sanctuary History

Cleared for farm fields and pastures 200 ago, much of the sanctuary is now re-growing trees and supporting an ever-expanding array of native wildlife and plants.

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