Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Natick, Massachusetts

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Broadmoor is a sanctuary rich in both wildlife and history. Thomas Swain’s mill was built in the 1690s and was powered by the waters of Indian Brook and the holding pond, or millpond. Today you can see not only the pond, but also two of the enormous millstones as well. Broadmoor has become a very popular hiking spot because of its diversity of terrain and wildlife. At the nature center building you can pick up a copy of an excellent sanctuary map which details its nine miles of trails. Highlights: Stream, mill site, fields and forest, Charles River.
Nature Walks in Eastern Massachusetts

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Nature Walks in Eastern Massachusetts

by Michael Tougias (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Broadmoor is a sanctuary rich in both wildlife and history. Thomas Swain’s mill was built in the 1690s and was powered by the waters of Indian Brook and the holding pond, or millpond. Today you can see not only the pond, but also two of the enormous millstones as well.

Broadmoor has become a very popular hiking spot because of its diversity of terrain and wildlife. At the nature center building you can pick up a copy of an excellent sanctuary map which details its nine miles of trails. Highlights: Stream, mill site, fields and forest, Charles River.

©  Michael Tougias/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Natick
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Season: Best spring thru fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Recent Trail Reviews

7/26/2005
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this trail is the best for cub scouts ,as a cub master i would bring my pack to this trail.



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