Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, Princeton
(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 is a great place to see views of the surrounding area from the top of a small mountain that you can hike or drive up to the top. We drove to the top and then hiked around the mountain to get view...  more »
  • You can drive to the top of the mountain, with a places to stop on the way, with really pretty views. There are also a number of hiking trails - for the next trip! There is a $5 parking fee. 
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • One of the greatest vies in New England. On a clear day, you can see the see the gold dome of the Statehouse in Boston to the east, and Mt. Monadnock and the White Mountains to the North. Many trail options for hiking the mountain, or drive up the Mountain Rd. At the peak there is an elevated 360 degree platform offering seemingly endless views in every direction. It was great fun observing a group of birdwatchers track the seasonal hawk and falcon migrations.
  • This is one of my favorite state parks in the region. There are many trails of various hiking difficultly, and even a paved path up the mountain, so those with mobility difficulties can still enjoy the views from the top. The trails are clean of trash and other debris, and well labeled with signs. I have been going here since I was a child, and plan to keep coming so long as I am able.
  • Nice hiking trails good for beginner to intermediates. The mountain is small so you can do the hikes quickly. Trails are well maintained and with the ski resort, parking is plentiful.
  • A bit crowded when I went (it's the fall), but they gave a great selection of hiking trails. Good moderate difficulty hiking, and the summit has nice views of both Mt. Monadnock and Boston. Parking was $5.
  • 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.