Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Worcester, Massachusetts

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Fifteen miles NW of Worcester. Two short loops (one to a summit, the other through pastures) explore the area, with sightseeing options along the way. A third hike links the sanctuary and its neighbor to the north, Wachusett Mountain. Special attractions: Bird and wildlife watching, mature forest, fall foliage, spring and summer wildflowers, access to the Midstate Trail and Wachusett Mountain.
Hiking Southern New England

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Hiking Southern New England

by Rhonda & Greg Ostertag (Falcon Guides)

Fifteen miles NW of Worcester. Two short loops (one to a summit, the other through pastures) explore the area, with sightseeing options along the way.

A third hike links the sanctuary and its neighbor to the north, Wachusett Mountain. Special attractions: Bird and wildlife watching, mature forest, fall foliage, spring and summer wildflowers, access to the Midstate Trail and Wachusett Mountain.

©  Rhonda & Greg Ostertag/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Worcester
Distance: 2.4
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Year-round, Tuesday through Sunday and most holidays that fall on Monday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New year's days. Trails: dawn to dusk; office: 9:30AM to 3:30PM, Tuesday through Saturday
Local Contacts: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 508-464-2712
Local Maps: Sanctuary brochure.
Driving Directions: Directions to Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

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