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: Tues–Fri, 10 am–2 pm; Sat 10 am–4 pm; Sun & Mon holidays, 12:30 pm–4 pm; Closed Mon
TRAILS: Daily, dawn to dusk
Sanctuary News & Events
Wachusett Meadow is proud to offer free admission to active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day through the Blue Star Museums program.
On Sunday, May 20, Wachusett Meadow gathered friends of the sanctuary to honor several local nature heroes—individuals recognized for their significant contributions to the protection and appreciation of nature.
Explore the sanctuary by water and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of Wachusett Meadow Pond! Visitors may rent canoes from May 1–October 31.
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.