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

Preschool kids with scarecrow

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.

Kids on a snow hill

On January 21, elementary school-aged children can join trainers for a free 90-minute Leave No Trace workshop at either Wachusett Meadow or Broad Meadow Brook. 

Priscilla Hele

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.

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Birthday Parties


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.

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