Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Snowshoeing at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary © Gail Hansche Godin
© Gail Hansche Godin

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. 

Location113 Goodnow Road, Princeton, MA 01541
Phone: 978-464-2712
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-2 pm • Saturday, 10 am-4 pm • Sunday and Monday holidays 12:30 pm-4 pm • Trails daily, dawn to dusk

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American Robin on branch in late autumn (by Joy Marzolf)
American Robin (Photo: Joy Marzolf)

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Sheep grazing in front of Wachusett Meadow barn

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Preschoolers building snowmen at Wachusett Meadow

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Play is the natural work of children. Our preschool program allows children to spend time outdoors learning, explore the wonders of nature, build friendships, and develop a deeper sense of place. Enrolling now for Spring 2020 session (starts January 28).

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