Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Pond and barn in winter 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 daily, dawn to dusk • Nature Center open Tue–Sat 10 am-4 pm; Sun 11 am-3 pm

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Hit the Trails!

Wooded trail in summer at Wachusett Meadow © Jon Jones
© Jon Jones

Explore 12 miles of trails to see glacial boulders, ancient trees, and beaver ponds. Details & map > 

Online Programs - Promo for All Sancs

Online Programs

Hummingbird © Eduardo del Solar
© Eduardo del Solar

Explore nature with us online, from summer night sounds to annual migrations. Coming up next >

Sanctuary News & Events

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Upcoming Programs

June 3, 2023 (Saturday) 7:00-8:30pm
Experience the sanctuary under the light of the full moon. Read more
June 4, 2023 (Sunday) 1:00-3:00pm
Take a leisurely walk observing ferns and learning easy ways to tell them apart. Read more
June 11, 2023 (Sunday) 9:00-11:00am
Brush up on your woodpecker identification skills and learn more about their amazing adaptations on this guided walk. Read more
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