Wachusett Mountain State Reservation Trail

Leominster, Massachusetts

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Wachusett Mountain is home to a busy alpine ski area, but who cares when the rewards of trekking are so sublime? Bag the 2006-foot peak of Mount Wachusett, and you’ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Boston skyline to the east, Mounts Tom and Greylock to the west, Worcester to the south, and New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock to the north. You may even see a hawk or eagle soaring above. This spot is one of New England’s top birding destinations, especially during the fall migration, when people come from miles away to see the raptors. At the height of the action, in October through November, up to 20,000 birds of prey fly overhead. (lf you don’t see birds on your visit, stop by the nature center and check out the stuffed mounts of New England birds.)
Snowshoe Routes: New England

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Snowshoe Routes: New England

by Diane Bair & Pamela Wright (The Mountaineers Books)

Wachusett Mountain is home to a busy alpine ski area, but who cares when the rewards of trekking are so sublime? Bag the 2006-foot peak of Mount Wachusett, and you’ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Boston skyline to the east, Mounts Tom and Greylock to the west, Worcester to the south, and New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock to the north. You may even see a hawk or eagle soaring above.

This spot is one of New England’s top birding destinations, especially during the fall migration, when people come from miles away to see the raptors. At the height of the action, in October through November, up to 20,000 birds of prey fly overhead. (lf you don’t see birds on your visit, stop by the nature center and check out the stuffed mounts of New England birds.)

©  Diane Bair & Pamela Wright/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Leominster
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 806 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4.5 hours
Season: Winter
Local Contacts: Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
Local Maps: USGS Sterling, MA
Driving Directions: Directions to Wachusett Mountain State Reservation Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

12/20/2007
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Little crowded but lovely well marked trails. Would recommend for people with a little snowshoeing experience but not a ton needed



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