Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)--Little Farm Pond

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)--Little Farm Pond

Natick, Massachusetts 01760

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About this Location

Little Farm Pond was formed by a melting glacier thousands of years ago and covers 23 acres of land. It is surrounded by sweet pepperbush plants that produce a pleasant fragrance. Visitors can enjoy a loop trail that offers a scenic view of the pond and its wildlife, such as ducks and herons. 

About Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

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An expansive retreat along Indian Brook and the Charles River, Broadmoor is an ever-changing environment teeming with wildlife: dragonflies darting, turtles basking, otters leaving tracks in the mud or snow, and more than 175 species of birds.

Easy-to-moderate well-groomed trails lead you through the shade of mature woodlands into open fields and along the edges of vibrant streams, ponds, and marshland.

Notable Trails

Little Farm Pond Trail
Length: 0.7 miles Details: This loop trail begins at a 3-car parking lot off Farm Road just east of the intersection with Lake Street in Sherborn. The loop trail takes you up to an overlook with a bench to observe the pond from above. Continue along the pond edge and look for ospreys, ring-necked ducks, red-tailed hawks, and pileated woodpeckers. In spring, listen for Virginia rails. A small area of northern bog can be found on the northern edge including sundews, pitcher plants, larch, red spruce, swamp milkweed, and poison sumac, but this area is only accessible by boat. Please note: Fishing and boats are permitted on Little Farm Pond; boats must be carried in from the parking lot and not left on the property. Also, please follow blue and yellow blazes, which indicate a Broadmoor trail. A privately-owned trail does connect, but its not meant for public use.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

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Last updated December 21, 2023