Canoe Rentals at Wachusett Meadow
Canoes are available for rental May 1 through October 31 on a first-come, first-served basis.
Canoes cannot be reserved; please call ahead to check on availability. Paddles and Personal flotation devices (PFDs) are provided—personally owned equipment is not permitted.
Cost & Rental Hours
Members, $10/hour • Nonmembers, $14/hour
Please call ahead (978-464-2712) to check availability at least 24 hours before you plan to visit.
- Canoe rentals are available Tuesday–Sunday & Monday holidays.
- Minimum rental period is one hour.
Rules & Restrictions
- Canoes may be rented only for use on Wachusett Meadow’s Wildlife Pond.
- Personally owned canoes or other watercraft are not permitted on any sanctuary pond or wetland.
- At least one 18-year-old participant with signed rental form is required for each canoe rental; canoes can accommodate up to 3 people.
- PFDs must be worn at all times while in Mass Audubon canoes.
- For the safety of all participants and the protection of wildlife and habitat, posted regulations are strictly enforced.