Accessibility at Broad Meadow Brook
Mass Audubon strives to create a welcoming presence for a wide range of visitors, including making our sanctuaries and nature centers more accessible for all to enjoy.
- Nature Center
- Troiano Brookside Trail (level packed stone dust surface)
- Sensory Trail (packed gravel and boardwalk surface, post/rope guide, audio tour, Braille signs and tactile maps)
All Persons Sensory Trail
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 stone dust 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
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.
Trail surfaces at Broad Meadow Brook vary and are also affected by weather conditions. Please call the office (508-753-6087) for guidance and updated information on the condition of our accessible trails.