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: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-2 pm • Saturday, 10 am-4 pm • Sunday and Monday holidays 12:30 pm-4 pm • Trails daily, dawn to dusk

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Wachusett Meadow's flock of sheep running down a hill

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Since it wasn't possible to host our annual Sheep & Wool Festival this year due to COVID-19, we wanted to bring the festival experience to you—virtually! Get to know the sanctuary's resident sheep, learn all about shearing, connect with our wonderful vendors, and find out how you can help support the sanctuary's flock.

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Upcoming Programs

July 12, 2020 (Sunday) 10:00am - 11:00am
In this outdoor yoga class, connect with your breath, body, mind, and nature with Wachusett Meadow as your backdrop. This clas... Learn More >
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