Broad Meadow Brook Trail

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Broad Meadow Brook Trail is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Worcester, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
226 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

no dogs

18 days ago

Good trail options for any time of year. The loop is nice, with plenty of wildlife sightings- the kids spotted frogs, birds, snakes, and signs of foxes and skunks. Good information along the trail about the types of animals found in that habitat which gave the kids something to look out for besides rocks and trees. Can be a short hike around the frog pond or a longer one through enchanted forest and the meadow. Good for a day hike nearby.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike through the trails adjoining this section in the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center. The late afternoon had us swatting at the mosquitos, but offered more chipmunk sightings than we could count, a few robins, a couple of butterflies, and an AMAZING encounter with a red tailed hawk hunting among the old stone walls near the southern end of the Enchanted Forest trail.

2 months ago

Good for a early morning walk, properly marked trails and maps. Lots of bugs and insects, beautiful trees. Meadow wasn't that big as I expected.

2 months ago

We had a great time on the network of trails. We saw a hawk, a snake and even one of the beavers!

trail running
4 months ago

Great system of trails to wander around! Used to be my favorite trail running spot in the city. Also a great destination for birding.

4 months ago

Great place to warm up for the hiking season. Get lucky and you could see some beavers, no real fantastic views otherwise.

hiking
9 months ago

It is great for a short stroll while staying close to the city.

hiking
11 months ago

good for kids

walking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

It's very nice Sanctuary for the Audubon, well taken care of trails & good maps provided by them. Most of the trails anyone could handle, but there are some more difficult.

walking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Beautiful and easy to hike with options to keep it short or keep going

walking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Went down to 146 from the information center and back. Was a nice walk. trail is well maintained

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Quiet and serene, but protect against deer ticks. Also, it smells of human sewage in places.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Well kept, nicely marked trails!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Great place for handicap accessibility boardwalks, blind rope tour at the beginning. Then it gets woodsy. Great visuals and an easy nature walk.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Had a great day. With multiple levels of trails and a great range of distance.

hiking
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Amazing views of wildlife and beautiful secluded hiking trails.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Excellent sensory trail to take kids too.

walking
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Actually would give these trails 4.5 stars and note that they're really more extensive than the map reflects. Broad Meadow is absolutely breathtaking in the Fall and I feel like it's kind of one of Worcester's hidden treasures. The play areas near the main entrance are excellent for kids, and the extended trails have a lot to offer hikers and walkers. I've now walked and run these trails (yes, run--I'm not sure you're supposed to, but I love trail running) in all 4 seasons in the wind, rain and snow and find something new to enjoy every time I go. I'd only knock off a 1/2 star because the posted Audubon society rules for the trails are A. not widely distributed throughout the trail system and B., a little overly restrictive (technically you're not even supposed to jog there--though I do and see others running in all seasons--or even use electronic devices, if I read the sign right. The latter is just silly these days). I've spotted garter snakes, turtles, herons, foxes and wild turkeys. This is also a great place for photography, particularly in the fall. I'm grateful it's here.

nature trips
Thursday, May 24, 2012

is good with the kids . has the nature play ground aera for them n the frog pond n more

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