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Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

113 Goodnow Rd, Princeton, MA 01541, USA
| +1 978-464-2712
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Exploding Cattails at Wachusett Meadow Princeton Massachusetts United States

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Sun 12:30pm - 4pm
Tue - Fri 10am - 2pm
Sat 10am - 4pm

Exploding Cattails at Wachusett Meadow

It was a brisk December day, and I was on my way back to Boston. I couldn't kill the whole day driving, so I decided to get some fresh air at the Wachusett Meadow nature sanctuary. It was chilly, but the sun was shining. I hiked up to a hillside overlook, around the old farm property full of barns and tractors, and down to a pond where the cattails had burst, spreading their seed around the shore. Just off Route 2, in Central Massachusetts, this sanctuary is a perfect place to catch a deep breath.