Published on December 1, 2021

Go Snowshoeing at Wachusett Meadow

Group snowshoeing at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary © Gail Hansche Godin
© Gail Hansche Godin

We have the cure for cabin fever—snowshoeing at Wachusett Meadow! Bring your own or rent a pair from us. Snowshoeing is a great winter activity that provides good exercise and a chance to explore the great outdoors during a beautiful season.

We make it easy and inexpensive, and we rent snowshoes in all sizes from child to adult. Snowshoes can be used anytime there is at least 6" of snow on the ground.

Come explore over 12 miles of sanctuary trails on snowshoes and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the winter woods!

Cost & Rental Hours

Members, $6/hour • Nonmembers, $10/hour 

  • Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Saturday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Sunday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm

All renters must sign in at the office, and snowshoes must be returned to the office 30 minutes before closing. 

Please Note

Snowshoes are for use on Wachusett Meadow trails onlythey may not be taken off the sanctuary grounds!

Occasionally, snowshoes may not be available because they are being used in a public snowshoeing program. We recommend you call ahead (978-464-2712) to check on availability and conditions.