"Wachusett Mountain, the highest point in Massachusetts east of the Berkshires, is a delight for skiers, hikers and naturalists. At 2,006 feet, it offers spectacular views. Mount Monadnock to the north, the Boston skyline to the east and the Berkshire Hills to the west can be seen on a clear day. The downhill skiing area, an hour drive from Boston, is the largest in eastern Massachusetts. The annual hawk migration and fall foliage are spectacular. The Reservation offers 17 miles of trails, including 3.9 miles of the Midstate Trail, which runs from Ashburnham to the Rhode Island border. The Visitor Center located on Mountain Road, a short distance from the ski area. Directions: Rte. 2 west to Rte. 140 south, 2 miles to Mile Hill Rd., pass ski area and continue up hill." (from DEM page)
This is another excellent small mountain with many nice hiking trails. The winter ski area has grown quite large, but is mostly confined to the eastern side of the mountain. Stop in at the DEM Park Headquarters (phone 978.464.2987) for trail maps and hiking info. Also nearby you will find great swimming, mountain biking and rock climbing at the nearby Leominster State Forest on Route 31 at the Princeton/Westminster line.
Follow Route 140 south for a couple miles to Captain Bob's Seafood and Ice Cream!
Also in Princeton, very nearby, is the excellent Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary
Mass Dept. of Environmental Mgmt. (DEM) Forest and Parks WebSite (Listing of ALL DEM Parks)
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