Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, Princeton

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Mountain Nature / Park
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation is a protected area encompassing around the summit of Mount Wachusett in Massachusetts.Activities and amenitiesRoadway: An automobile road, open spring to fall, ascends the 2006ft summit. Views from the top of Mount Wachusett include Mount Monadnock to the north, Mount Greylock to the west, southern Vermont to the northwest and Boston to the east. Trails: The reservation's of hiking and walking trails include a section of the Midstate Trail. Skiing: The privately operated Wachusett Mountain Ski Area occupies a 450acre lease parcel on the northern slopes of the mountain.
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  • Great short hike with beautiful views of NH and the city of Boston. We took Balance Rock trail to Indian to hit the summit. Trail is well groomed and allows dogs.  more »
  • Rode the bike up to the top and walked all around the trails. Nice views. Sometimes it is foggy at the summit but it clears. This was the case on this visit. Great views from the summit.  more »
  • Only about an hour and a half drive from Providence this is a popular day trip. The mountain has only about 1000 feet of vertical and there are not a lot of real black diamond trails but it offers eve...  more »
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  • If you're looking for some exercise, take a joke (pun intended) up one of Wachusett Mountain's many trails. No matter your age or athletic ability, there is a trail for you. The climb is worth the effort. The view from top is beautiful, especially from the observation tower. Differently abled or just don't feel a climb? You can drive to the top instead. The observation tower is also handicapped accessible. Bring some food and have a picnic!
  • I have been here skiing a couple of times and this was the first time for me to hike. Parking was easy enough. I enjoyed the hike up to the summit. The trails were easy and scenery was excellent. I'll definitely go back again.
  • Text to Pine tree trail with my best friends completed it within two hours. It was a nice quick hike to The Summit but it is all uphill. Bring plenty of water and good traction shoes. My two pups also had a great time.
  • Great number and varied hiking trails. Good 360 view at top. Nicer now that cars are not allowed at the top.
  • You can hike, jog, or bike to the wide open summit, or just drive all the way up. Great 360 degree veiw. It's cheap too.