Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Meadow Trail 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 open every day, dawn to dusk (restrooms open 8 am-7 pm)

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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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Sanctuary News & Events

Families enjoying a tractor hayride at Hey Day © Bruce Dean

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Since we can't host our usual Hey Day festival at the sanctuary due current health and safety guidelines, we're bringing the festival to you in new ways. Take part in the festivities this September and October, virtually and/or in-person!

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