Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

Wachusett Mountain State Reservation


Location:In central Massachusetts; principal routes to the forest are via Rt 2 or Rt 190.
Facilities:Visitor center, picnic area (é), restrooms (é), trails, historic sites, scenic vistas (é).
Activities:Hiking, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, hunting (with restrictions), hawk watching, nature study.
Special Features:The reservation surrounds the summit of Mount Wachusett, from which there are views of Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire, the Berkshires to the west, and the Boston skyline to the east. Wachusett Mountain is part of an extensive greenway area and is also the location of the largest known area of old growth forest east of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts, with trees dating over 350 years old.
Address:Mountain Rd
PO Box 248
Princeton, MA 01541

Phone:978-464-2987
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/wach.htm
Size: 2,849 acres.

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Sponsored by the Friends of Wachusett Mountain and Wachusett Mountain State Reservation. Meet at the Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, DCR Visitor Center, 345 Mountain Road.
Less than a mile away is Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, which offers patients an additional 17 miles of public hiking and ski trails.
Spring Hike Join the Friends of Wachusett Mountain for a hike to the Summit of Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, 1-3:30 p.m.
15 at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation. We will be hiking (at a comfortable pace) to the summit of Wachusett Mountain via hiking trails and mountain roads.
* In Princeton, Appalachian Mountain Club Worcester Chapter is to receive $38,880 with a match of $42,676.40 to reconstruct and stabilize a portion of the steep, severely eroded and heavily used Pine Hill Trail at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation utilizing the labor of a combination of volunteer crews, professional trail crews and new pilot volunteer teen trail crew.
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, 345 Mountain Road.
Meet at Visitor Center, Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, 345 Mountain Road, Princeton.