Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, Princeton

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
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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  • This was our first time hiking here and we really enjoyed it. There were several trails and a beautiful view at the summit. We chose the Pine Hill Trail up and it was pretty steep with rock steps but ...  read more »
  • Our favorite mountain in central Massachusetts since we really don't have many mountains! It's a great spot on a sunny day. Usually a fairly busy spot on weekends. Beautiful views of Boston and Mount ...  read more »
  • Overall a nice place to visit if you are already in the area but not something to make a special trip for. We drove up, due to the extreme heat that day. There is a small parking lot a short walk from...  read more »
  • This is a great place to go hiking. I have tried several moderate to difficult trails. The trails are very well marked and very well-kept. There are pretty nice views from the summit but you're not really above the Treeline. I usually hike balancing Rock Trail to Old Indian Trail from the ski area parking. It's about two miles up and two miles back.
  • Great hike to the top with the pine hill trail, beautiful 360 degree view. Parking $5 mass plates, $6 outside plates. Drive to top for the same scenic view.
  • I lived in the white mountains for a while and am an avid hiker. To call this a mountain is a bit of a stretch but .... it's a nice local bump where you can tie together a few miles on a variety of trails or take a quick 30 minutes to summit the "peak". Trails are well traveled and nicely maintained, and there is a pretty good variety of terrain that you can cover in a day.
  • This was a great park to stop for a quick hike! There are longer trails available, but a quick steep hike to the top from the visitor center was quite fun.
  • Very good hiking trails for every level. If you find them too easy.....you can increase the difficulty level by summitting multiple times, increasing your pace, or carrying extra weight (ex. a 25-50 lb. Wreck Bag). You can see Boston and Mt. Monadnock from the top, too.
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