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Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Natick
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Grafton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Broadmoor is typical of most Mass Audubon sanctuaries as it has well kept/well marked trails that let you know if you are heading toward or away from the visitor center (or parking lot if there is no visitor center) The area is very scenic and has boardwalks going through some of the marshy areas to better get a view of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a beautiful spot to take the family and get a nice walk. There is an educational center and restrooms available. It's a good place to see birds and wildlife.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is always fun going there. There is a wonderful wooden walk way that goes over the wet lands, so one is close to the birds and pond life. I have walked there and found an old foundation of a water mill by the stream. There is quite and peace.

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Cork
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

With our 4 and 2 yr olds, We really enjoyed the boardwalk, spotting turtles, climbing rocks, watching water falls. And all on a 1.5 mile walk. The composting toilets were a great education for us all. The lady in the nature centre was v friendly and helpful. We will be back.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A great combination of wetlands, meadow and woods, with many trails offering different length walks. Be sure to have a map, as the trails get winding. A good place for all ages; little kids can enjoy climbing on (safe) rocky areas.

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United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary offers a variety of vistas on its multiple acres of land which include the shore of the Charles River, a terminal moraine, pines, deciduous trees, birds, and the remains of a water mill. The trails are clearly marked and you can walk for fifteen minutes or 2-3 hours and not retrace your steps. There is also a... More

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Lexington, MA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I got mixed feelings from our trip to Broadmoor. We went in mid-September in the late morning. We didn't really see much wildlife: one turtle, one frog, and one bird on the wing. It had rained that morning, and some of the trails were somewhat slippery because of the wet leaves on the ground. I also didn't think the trails... More

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Metrowest Mass.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Beautiful South Natick location, Broadmoor has lovely walking trails, wildlife, lots to see & enjoy. Went there one winter afternoon with my family for a walk. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and not too $.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Broadmoor is a treasure in Natick. It's a beautifully maintained Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary and such a peaceful place to spend some time outdoors on a beautiful day.

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neutrinoman
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great half-day outing for individuals, couples, groups of adults, or families with children old enough to keep up and appreciate what they're seeing. Especially worth it on a Sunday or weekday in late spring, late summer, or early fall. Take binoculars, cameras, and insect repellent, and give yourself (ideally) 2-2.5 hours. Best time is morning or early afternoon. As... More

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