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Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
Meadow at Wachusett Meadow with tree on left and grass trail
Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton

Snowshoe Rentals at Wachusett Meadow

Snowshoes are available for rental during winter months on a first-come, first-served basis and can be used on any of the sanctuary trails whenever there is 6 inches of snow or more. 

Snowshoes cannot be reserved; please call ahead to check on availability. 

A family on snowshoes in a field at Wachusett Meadow

Cost & Rental Hours

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

Please call 978-464-2712 in advance to check availability and confirm weather conditions.

  • Snowshoe rentals are available Tuesday–Sunday & Monday holidays.
  • Minimum rental period is one hour.

Rules & Restrictions

  • Snowshoes may be rented only for use on Wachusett Meadow’s sanctuary grounds and trails.
  • At least one 18-year-old participant with signed rental form is required for each rental.
  • For the safety of all participants and the protection of wildlife and habitat, posted regulations are strictly enforced.