Directions to Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary
113 Goodnow Road
Princeton, MA 01541
Hours of OperationTues-Fri, 10 am-2 pm
Sat, 10 am-4 pm
Sun & Mon holidays, 12:30 pm-4 pm
Daily, dawn to dusk
Online maps and GPS units may not give accurate directions. Please use our directions below.
From Rt 2: Take exit 28 (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 5 (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."
- Universally Accessible Nature Center/Museum
- Year-round Universally Accessible Restrooms
- Universally Accessible Trail
- Educational/Live Animal Exhibits
- Nature Play Area / Discovery Trail
- Picnic Tables
- Snacks for Sale
- Cross-country Skiing