As part of the Mass Audubon the Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife Sanctuary is a fantastic place to explore if you happen to be in Worcester, MA. Its sad to say that I've lived in Worcester now for over 10 yrs and have never visited before. I'd heard of Mass Audubon, but generally never found myself on that part of Worcester when doing my photography outings. Luckily my Aunt encouraged me to go visit.
Yes, its the middle of winter, but I was very curious to check it out and explore. The staff there was really nice about showing me a map, letting me know some of the things they have to offer and encouraged me to take some photos which I could later share with them. I gave them a business card and let them know I'd be posting this.
At only around 18 degrees out I was the only one walking the path. Not a problem at all as I was able to explore at my leisure and not have to worry about getting anyone in my shots.
For most of the first trail there was a rope hand rail to help you around the path. As I found out there were at least 5 different trails you could take. Some were rather short while the longest was about 5 miles. I walked one of the shorter trails this time as it got pretty cold.
There were several places for people to stop and sit and also for children to play. There were some educational panels at well throughout the path.
So I continued to walk on the path and looked for interesting things to photograph.
I passed a couple streams as well. These were pretty frozen.
I then followed the loop and headed back.
I will definitely be coming back in the Spring to check out the wildlife. I hear there is tons to see when the trees are in full bloom and the weather is warmer. Also, I'd like to take the long trail next time as I'm sure I missed a lot.