Natick’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary is set to reopen on Wednesday, June 10 at 9am, after having been closed since late March due to the COVID-19 crisis and the fact that people were turning the place into a zoo in their efforts to find somewhere to roam outdoors. We headed over there one day shortly before the sanctuary closed and got out in a hurry when we saw the parking lot chaos.
Things will now be orderly in the parking lot and on the trails. That’s probably good since the critters are going to be shellshocked to see people again.
The Audubon facility will be offering reservations 1-2 days in advance based on entry time, and is charging $10 per car (free for Mass Audubon members, EBT card holders, ConnectorCare Card to Culture participants and active military families). They’re running a $32 new individual or family member special (join online).
Once you show up you can say as long as you like, though you’ll need to have a strong bladder if you plan to hunker down. No bathrooms for now.
You’ll also need to follow trail safety guidelines.