Directions to Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Contact Information

113 Goodnow Road
Princeton, MA 01541
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Hours of Operation

Nature Center:
Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–4 pm
Sunday, 11 am–3 pm

Trails & Restrooms:
Open daily, dawn to dusk


Online maps and GPS units may not give accurate directions. Please use our directions below.

Driving Directions

From Rt-2: Take exit 95 (formerly exit 28) towards Rt-31/Fitchburg/Princeton. Follow Rt-31 South for 3.9 miles to a blinking red light. Turn left at the light and follow Rt-31 and Rt-140 South for 1.8 miles to a blinking yellow light. Turn right and follow Rt-31 South for 2.8 miles to a steep hill and a blinking yellow light (center of Princeton). At the light, follow signs for Rt-62 West by crossing the intersection and bearing right—follow the road as it curves right on the far side of the common after the light. Follow Rt-62 West for 0.6 miles, and you will see the sanctuary sign on the right at Goodnow Road. Turn right on Goodnow Road, and the parking lot is 1 mile ahead on the left.

From Rt I-190: Take exit 9 (formerly exit 5) towards Rt-140/Sterling/W. Boylston. Follow Rt-140 North for 2.4 miles to the intersection of Rt-62 (blinking yellow light). Take a left onto Rt-62 West and follow it for 4.2 miles to a stop sign. Turn left on Rt-31 and go up the hill to a flashing yellow light (center of Princeton). Follow directions above from the "center of Princeton."

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