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.

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Upcoming Programs

October 20, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
What comes to mind when you think of sparrows? If your answer is "little brown birds that look alike...
October 21, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Rutland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary encompasses 1,779 acres of woodlands, wetlands, brooks, and ledges....
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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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