Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife Sanctuary
Other Ideas: Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area; Purgatory Chasm State Reservation; The Charles River Esplanade; Arnold Arboretum; Breakheart Reservation
Explore over 400 acres of woods, fields, streams, and marsh. Look for 78 different species of butterflies, prowl for owls, or learn to snowshoe.
Welcoming you in the lobby of the new conservation center are interpretive exhibits including a large 3-D model of the entire sanctuary and a wall-to-ceiling map of the Blackstone River watershed.
Nature-related gifts, children’s books, assorted field guides, and conservation advocacy and community resource information are available at the center, which also serves as a visitor site for the National Park Service’s Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
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Summer Camp for Kids.
Rules For Your Safety:
Do not feed any animals, including farm animals
Stay on trails to avoid ticks and poison ivy
Do not smoke anywhere on the sanctuary
Do not pick or collect plants or crops without permission
Avoid Conflicts with Wildlife
Do not bring pets, leashed or unleashed, on to the site
Picnic only in designated areas
Do not bring motorized vehicles or bicycles onto the site
Hunting, fishing, or trapping are not permitted
Nature Center: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, Sunday, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Trails: Open every day, dawn to dusk.
Free for Mass Audubon members, Worcester residents, and Greater Worcester Land Trust members
$4 for nonmember adults;
$3 for nonmember children (3-12) and seniors
414 Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA map
From the Mass. Turnpike (Rt I-90): Take exit 11 (Millbury) and go left onto Rt 122 north. Turn left onto Rt 20 west. Turn right at the traffic light onto Massasoit Road.
From Rt I-290: Take exit 14 (Rt 122 south/Grafton Street). Bear right at the rotary and stay on Rt 122. At the intersection, bear right onto Massasoit Road. Follow Massasoit Road past a playground and park on the left. The sanctuary entrance is located five houses past the park on the right.
By public transportation: Take bus #22 (Millbury) from the Worcester Regional Transit Authority and get off at the Massasoit Road stop.
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