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Address: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA
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Great place for a fun hike

A hidden gem of trails, native animals, and beautiful, sometimes unexpected sites. Taking a walk through here is always an adventure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JWC_54
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Natick, Massachusetts, United States
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Natick, Massachusetts, United States
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77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A hidden gem of trails, native animals, and beautiful, sometimes unexpected sites. Taking a walk through here is always an adventure.

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Thank JWC_54
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Lots of trails to explore, beautiful scenery and bird-watching. They offer a few educational classes during the year and some are better than others.

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Thank Elistinka
Danville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Took our 12, 8, and 4 year olds there Spent several hours exploring. Great place for photography. A lot of friendly people around. Was CLOSED ON MONDAYS which is a detail we totally missed! We're from PA so planned it into our vacation for monday and were disappointed after an hour drive from where we were staying to find it... More 

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Thank Amy D
Boston
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106 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great place for walks in the spring/summer/fall. Great for x-ctry skiing in the winter. Best to be a member. There are birds and wildlife and many different paths. Not crowded at all when I've been there.

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Thank Travellinghawk777
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I spent a tranquil few hours exploring this peaceful sanctuary. Lovely views, amazing trees and foliage. There was something to see round every corner. No bikes to disturb, just peace and the sounds of birds.

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Thank Seasaidhm
Natick, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a pristine spot along the Charles river with meandering paths and foot bridges. Lot of botanical options to soak in but typically visible wildlife includes turtles and a variety of birds.

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Thank Michael F
Natick, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just off rt. 16 in South Natick, Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary ( part of Mass Audubon ) is a gorgeous , beautifully maintained natural habitat for many birds and all sorts of wildlife . There are many trails , my favorite being the marsh trail over the boardwalk and the pond, too the waterfall . You should have seen the waterfall... More 

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Thank Lucy S
Natick, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice quiet place for a walk in the woodsy outdoors with water to walk near and over (on a wooden walkway) and no mosquitoes or other bugs. Could've had a little more than almost no wildlife (including birds) to look at. Didn't hear the bullfrog on this October visit either. Nice picnic table to have lunch on. Restrooms indoors. Large,... More 

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Thank Tom A
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We visit Broadmoor at least monthly and are never disappointed. We always find something interesting. Sometimes it's turtles, chipmunks, and frogs, sometimes a deer or coyote. Another plus with Broadmoor is that you can go as far or near as you like to the visitor's center and you will still find critters!

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Thank MaryAnn C
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great for all ages and fitness levels. It can be busy and yet still peaceful. Beautiful piece of property with nice trails. Minor flaws - It can get a bit buggy and swampy in spots. One of the outer trails we tried was not as well marked and difficult to discern when covered with leaves, but if you pay close... More 

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