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

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.

Crocker kids Rosemary and Bigelow working at Wachusett Meadow Farm in the early 1930’s
Crocker kids Rosemary and Bigelow working at Wachusett Meadow Farm in the early 1930s

Wachusett Meadow has a rich human and natural history that has shaped its landscapes, influenced land use and management, and continues to contribute to both the people and the wildlife that are connected here.

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Upcoming Programs

January 7, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fresh air, Wachusett Meadow's beautiful trails, good company, and some seasonal natural history along...
January 15, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
We'll travel over deep snow to areas of the sanctuary little visited in winter to observe tracks, evergreen...
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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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