Explore the most popular hiking trails near Natick with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 days ago

This is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary with a variety of trails. On our first visit, we took my frail elderly mother. We borrowed their all-terrain wheelchair and took my mother on the short accessible trail by the lily pond. For our second visit (without my mother), we did a longer hike along the millpond path, Charles River loop, and frog pond trail. The nature is varied with ponds, small waterfalls, the Charles River, woods, and a few meadows. We saw a turtle, frog, deer, a flock of wild turkeys, and numerous other birds. Trails are generally well-marked, and we only had a few points of confusion.


Beautiful during every season. Lovely trails and a fantastic boardwalk, so many great critters to see along the way!

2 months ago

Nice hike, some paths are a bit confusing, but overall very pretty.

Very easy trail. Nice view. We saw two tiny turtles.

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3 months ago

Did a loop out in the Indian Brook Trail area. Very cool with a vernal pool to check out too. Noticed a wild turkey in the field, she hung pretty close to the trail so I could check her out. Big bird! This is a great property, check it out.

What a lovely place 5 dollars to get in but worth every penny

Beautiful birding, boardwalk, mill pond has many falls, Charles river loop extension is a must.

A beautiful nature reserve with well marked trails and many water bodies populated with fowl. A great place for birdwatching and hiking.

Just a beautiful place. Wildlife overlook, small waterfall. Well maintained. Nice staff.
Over 900 acres. You can spend an hour or all day.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Broadmoor is a lot more than a loop trail - it is multiple easy paths through differing terrain including across several boardwalks over the large moor itself. It's an Audubon property which means a delight in the morning. Sometimes I just sit at the entrance and watch the swallows at work. If you can get there during the week when it's quieter it is really heavenly. The drive in from Wellesly through parts of old Natick is also very pretty. Sign up for Audubon while you're there! If a place is good for the birds it's good for everyone.

Gorgeous! No dogs allowed. Great place for bird watching with woods, fields, a river, and two ponds.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

great mix of woods and ponds for an easy picturesque walk. trails are well marked but poorly sign posted

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I have been walking this trail since 1972 and it never fails. We can learn much from the natural history and the human history of this sanctuary. Use it quietly. Great for a midweek ramble at any time of year.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Very pretty, family friendly, loved this hike. Has trails that are easy to moderate. Definitely worth a visit.

Nice scenic walk, very few people. Highly
recommend for an easy adventure close to Boston.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Nice place for bird and nature photography that's within short driving distance. As a member of the Mass Audubon it is one of the top five to visit.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Nice place for family nature walking. Kids loved the bridges and turtles.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015


Beautiful family trail !

Monday, June 29, 2015

Very pretty, scenic trails. Lots of wildlife to see. Great place for kids since everything is so well-marked and set. $5/person. A little too man-made for my hiking liking.

Trails aren't too challenging but beautiful scenery.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Great walking trail. I enjoyed this place very much. Remember to bring cash or CC its $5.00 each person. Worth it.

Nice trails with beautiful scenery. Most of the sights are on the trails to the right.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Had a really good time on Sunday afternoon. Me and my girlfriend were very relaxed hiking thru old orchard trail. the pond and waterfalls are very romantic.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Beautifully kept trails & bridges. The whole family extremely enjoyed hiking and searching for wildlife. The waterfalls were an added beauty too. We were only able to complete some of the trails today, but we will be back often to enjoy the rest of the trails- we bought a yearly membership which I advise since its a great deal and gets you into dozens of other reservations!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

$5 a person is well worth it. Helpful staff. Easy trail with multiple surfaces. Beautiful sites of waterfalls, wild flowers and wildlife. Blue dots mean heading out. Yellow mean returning.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Closed Mondays.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Love Broadmoor!! Easy walking trails and beautiful surroundings. Wetland boardwalks, waterfalls, meadows. Great all year!

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