About Lake Wampanoag
Since Lake Wampanoag is one of Mass Audubon's less-visited wildlife sanctuaries, it’s easy to be alone in this beautiful setting. That is, of course, if you don’t count the fascinating wildlife that inhabit this sanctuary like moose, bears, deer, bobcats, and coyotes.
The ecologically managed grasslands are mowed late in the season to support the breeding Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows that nest here during the summer.
- Diversity of dragonflies and butterflies along the mowed paths of Meadow Trail in summer and fall.
- Bark that has been stripped by moose on young red maples along the trail.
- Forests with red spruce and balsam fir, providing a flavor of northern woods.
- Programs offered through Wachusett Meadow and Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Raymond Street, Gardner, MA
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Hours & Admission
Trails: Open daily, dawn to dusk
Free, donations appreciated
All of the land at our wildlife sanctuaries is protected. By conserving these open spaces, Mass Audubon, along with our members and partners, is able to fulfill its mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts.
- No dog walking or horseback riding; please leave all animals and pets at home (service animals welcome)
- No walking off trail
- No collecting or picking natural items.
- No bike riding or operating motorized vehicles; day passes are available for powered mobility devices
- No running, swimming, or camping
- No operating drones or other remote-controlled vehicles
- No fishing, hunting, trapping, or releasing of animals
- No feeding wildlife
- No smoking