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: Tue-Fri, 10 am-2 pm; Sat 10 am-4 pm; Sun, 12:30 pm-4 pm; closed Mon
TRAILS: Open daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Preschoolers running through field

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 Fall Sessions.

Stop 2 on Diane Engelhardt Discovery Trek

We are excited to announce that the Dianne Engelhardt Fund has reached its initial goal! It's now an endowed fund of Mass Audubon restricted to supporting children’s educational programs and initiatives at Wachusett Meadow. 

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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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