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

A tractor hayride at Hey Day © Bruce Dean

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event September 15, 2018

Wachusett Meadow is excited to invite you to our popular annual Hey Day event this September. Don’t miss our farm-related demonstrations, exhibits, and hands-on activities for people of all ages!

Jr. Trail Guides nature heroes

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.

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Upcoming Programs

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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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