Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary
Wachusett Meadow is a former farmstead that offers spectacular scenery and supports abundant wildlife throughout woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Historic buildings and barns are still in use for educational programming and resident sheep graze pastures. Trails traverse many landscape features including Brown Hill Summit, Glacial Boulder, ancient trees, and beaver ponds. Read more >
Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10 am–2 pm; Saturday 10 am–4 pm
Sunday & Monday holidays, 12:30 pm–4 pm
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk
Sanctuary News & Events
Explore the nature of Wachusett Meadow this summer with our experienced camp staff! Connect with old friends and make new ones.
Play is the natural work of children. Wachusett Meadow’s Nature Adventures for Young Folks preschool program allows children to do what they do naturally—spend time outdoors learning, exploring the wonders of nature, building friendships and developing a deeper sense of place.
Priscilla Hele passed away in 2013, and her bequest to Wachusett Meadow's endowment will provide essential support for sanctuary maintenance, staffing, and program development and delivery.
Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More
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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.