Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Snowshoeing at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary © Gail Hansche Godin
© Gail Hansche Godin

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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Winter Activities

Winter Wonders

Fox Sparrow in winter at Boston Nature Center
Fox Sparrow

Find winter birds, take a night hike, or explore by snowshoe! Browse programs >

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Sheep grazing in front of Wachusett Meadow barn

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Upcoming Programs

May 2, 2020 (Saturday) 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Frogs and salamanders are fascinating critters that vary in their life cycles, habits, and habitats. We'll start things off wi... Learn More >
May 3, 2020 (Sunday) 1:00am - 3:00pm
Learn to read a trail map, pick the right gear fro a given outing, and prepare to hike safely. Then hike to the top of Brown H... Learn More >
May 3, 2020 (Sunday) 8:00am - 10:00am
Join our expert guide for a morning walk in search of Wachusett Meadow's diverse birdlife. We'll look for spring migrants as w... Learn More >
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