Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Winter sunrise over the lake at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary © Julie Mankowsky
© Julie Mankowsky

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: Trails & restrooms open every day, dawn to dusk

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In-Person Programs

In-Person Programs are Back!

Looking up at bottom view of Red-tailed Hawk in air © Richard Johnson
Red-tailed Hawk © Richard Johnson

Explore the great outdoors in our naturalist-led, small group programs. See the schedule >

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Upcoming Programs

January 22, 2021 (Friday) 1:00-3:00pm
Tracking can be a fun and useful tool. We'll learn to recognize some tracks of deer, coyote, bobcat, moose, and rabbit then wa... Learn More >
January 23, 2021 (Saturday) 5:00-6:30pm
Owls are fascinating birds. Did you know that some species breed in winter? Owls can be very vocal when they establish territo... Learn More >
January 24, 2021 (Sunday) 10:00am-12:00pm
Connecting with nature increases our level of awareness and appreciation in the world around us. The practice of yoga allows u... Learn More >
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