It might be muddy, but it should be fun! Hopefully the weather will cooperate!
Broad Meadow Brook has a number of trails, all welld-marked and easy to hike. We will take things at a VERY gentle pace. Plan on about a two-hour hike! Kids welcome.
Sorry, no dogs.
What to bring/wear:
Dress in layers! No cotton! Gaiters are a good idea and a waterproof jacket. Wool socks, hat and gloves. Small backpack to stow the layers in (you will get warm as you hike!) and at least a quart of HEATED water. Trail mix or energy bar.
CLICK HERE (http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/images/maps/broadmeadow_trails.gif) FOR TRAIL MAP!
More info HERE! (http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Broad_Meadow/index.php)
Lunch afterwards at Wholly Cannoli!
From the Mass. Turnpike (Rt I-90): Take exit 11 (Millbury) and go left onto Rt 122 north. Turn left onto Rt 20 west. Turn right at the traffic light onto Massasoit Road.
From Rt I-290: Take exit 14 (Rt 122 south/Grafton Street). Bear right at the rotary and stay on Rt 122. At the intersection, bear right onto Massasoit Road. Follow Massasoit Road past a playground and park on the left. The sanctuary entrance is located five houses past the park on the right.
By public transportation: Take bus #22 (Millbury) from the Worcester Regional Transit Authority and get off at the Massasoit Road stop.
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following:
this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others;
you assume all risk associated with this activity;
you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity;
you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com;
the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and
you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.