Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

113 Goodnow Rd.
Princeton MA 01541

Tuesday - Friday 10AM - 2PM 
Saturday 10AM - 4PM
Sunday & Monday Holidays 12:00PM - 4PM

Our trails are open daily year-round from dawn to dusk.

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Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

About Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary is a former farmstead that offers spectacular scenery and supports abundant wildlife on over 1000 acres of protected land. Historic buildings and barns are still in use for educational programming, and resident sheep graze pastures. Twelve miles of trails offer visitors many options for hikes of varied lengths through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows, as well as connections to the Mid-State trail and Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, and a nature play area for children. A variety of programs, including camp, are offered for the public, schools, and scout groups throughout the year.  Canoe and snowshoe rentals are available seasonally as well as indoor and outdoor facility rentals. The nature center, restrooms, program room, outdoor pavilion and part of the trail system is accessible. Wachusett Meadow is a remarkable, peaceful setting for adults and families year round. Join us!

There is one meeting room for up to 30 guests. Large, designated outdoor spaces can accommodate up to 100 guests. 

Located in Central Massachusetts, we are convenient from anywhere in the region with easy access to Route 2 and I-190. 

Historic farm buildings set within protected fields, forests and wetlands provide a spectacular setting for private group functions. A small, renovated barn offers comfortable and rustic indoor space with an attached deck. Several scenic options bordering vast meadows or the sanctuary’s wildlife pond are available for outdoor options. Our property is set on 1,000-plus acres, and we have 12 miles of trails. 

Adult and family public programs offered year-round. Snowshoeing and canoeing offered seasonally. Trail system is available year-round. 

Food may be served but not prepared on-site. Catered food service/alcohol is allowable by licensed and insured providers and must be approved in advance. Indoor rental space has counters and sinks but no appliances. Smoking, pets and loud music are prohibited. Public restrooms, trail access, tables and chairs and an indoor projection wall with retractable screen are available. On-site snowshoe and canoe rentals are offered seasonally.


  • Family Friendly
  • Parking Onsite
  • Special Programming

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