News & Events Virtual Hey Day Festival Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary September 15, 2020 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! Canoe Rentals Now Available! Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary August 1, 2020 Explore the sanctuary by water and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of Wildlife Pond! For best availability, we ask that you reserve a canoe 1-2 days in advance. Available through October 31.