Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, with over 435 acres managed by Mass Audubon. Admission is free for all Worcester residents, Mass Audubon members, and members of the Greater Worcester Land Trust as well as EBT cardholders and active military members and their families. The sanctuary is conveniently located on the WRTA bus route.
The diversity of wildlife habitats at Broad Meadow Brook make the sanctuary an ideal place for birders and nature enthusiasts who will delight in the many species of butterflies, birds, and plants that thrive here. Interpretive signs guide visitors along five miles of well-marked trails through woods, streams, fields and marsh. The Visitor Center and several trails are universally accessible and a sensory trail creates a welcoming presence for a wide range of ages and abilities.
Public programs, including summer camp, are offered year-round for all ages and interests and the nature center is information-packed and features exhibits about the Blackstone River Watershed, energy conservation, native wildlife and more.