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 >

Location: 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton, MA 01541
Phone: 978-464-2712
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-2 pm; Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; Sunday, 12:30 pm-4 pm; closed Monday; Trails daily, dawn to dusk

Sanctuary News & Events

Campers at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary Day Camp

Registration is now open for Wachusett Meadow Nature Day Camp in Princeton! We’re looking forward to sunshine, summertime, and days filled with adventure in the great outdoors.

Kids making snowmen

Looking for something to do over school vacation week? We have fun outdoor activities to keep you and your family busy all week long! 

Tractor hayride at Hey Day © Bruce Dean
© Bruce Dean

We'll be hosting our popular, annual Hey Day event on September 14, 2019. Don’t miss our farm-related demonstrations, exhibits, and hands-on activities for people of all ages!

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Upcoming Programs

January 19, 2019 (Saturday) 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Winter is an excellent time of year to explore the sanctuary with your family, especially on snowshoes. If you have never snow... Learn More >
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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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