Midstate Trail Northbound - Day Eight

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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This quiet section crosses open cattle pastures and hay fields, then wooded conservation land and logging roads before ending at MA 12. This stretch of the Midstate Trail begins and ends on busy roads, but passes through quiet woods in between. Its reward is a visit to the beautiful Muddy Pond shelter at the hike’s midpoint, before it finishes on MA 12 between Ashburnham and Blackburn Village. The Midstate Trail follows a slow and steady climb from Round Meadow Pond through wooded agricultural land, passing tractors and caged turkeys and rabbits in rural backyards. It crosses under an MBTA rail line and over the Whitman River, emerging at the main intersection in Whitmanville, which is not really a town, but the intersection of four streets: Bragg Hill Road, South Ashburnham Road, Old Whitmanville Road, and Oakmont Avenue.
Hiking Massachusetts

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Hiking Massachusetts

by Benjamin B. Ames (Falcon Guides)

This quiet section crosses open cattle pastures and hay fields, then wooded conservation land and logging roads before ending at MA 12. This stretch of the Midstate Trail begins and ends on busy roads, but passes through quiet woods in between. Its reward is a visit to the beautiful Muddy Pond shelter at the hike’s midpoint, before it finishes on MA 12 between Ashburnham and Blackburn Village.

The Midstate Trail follows a slow and steady climb from Round Meadow Pond through wooded agricultural land, passing tractors and caged turkeys and rabbits in rural backyards. It crosses under an MBTA rail line and over the Whitman River, emerging at the main intersection in Whitmanville, which is not really a town, but the intersection of four streets: Bragg Hill Road, South Ashburnham Road, Old Whitmanville Road, and Oakmont Avenue.

© 2014 Benjamin B. Ames/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Fitchburg
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Point-to-Point
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Best in Summer
Local Contacts: AMC, Worcester Chapter
Local Maps: USGS Fitchburg, MA
Driving Directions: Directions to Midstate Trail Northbound - Day Eight

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