Mount Watatic

Ashby, Massachusetts 1431

Mount Watatic

Mount Watatic Professional Review and Guide

"With an elevation of 1832 feet, Mount Watatic has long been a popular destination for day-trippers and through-hikers who want to experience the spectacular 360-degree views that this little mountain affords.

The Mount Watatic Reservation hosts a diversity of ecological features for you and your pup to explore, including many large outcrops, steep forested slopes, wetlands, and a bald rocky summit. The Midstate Trail and Wapack Trail are two long-distance trails that traverse the reservation property."

More Mount Watatic Professional Reviews and Guides

"The southern terminus of the 21-mile Wapack Trail and the northern terminus of the 92-mile Midstate Trail, Mount Watatic’s domed summit provides extensive views of eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. With the mountain destined to be yet another telecommunications facility in early 2000, members of the Ashby and Ashburnham Land Trusts organized the “Campaign for Watatic” to protect its unique natural and scenic qualities. In 2002, the campaign succeeded in the permanent protection of the summit, which today forms the heart of a nearly 1000-acre collection of conserved lands. Thanks to these efforts, outdoor enthusiasts can forever enjoy this scenic mountain named for an Algonquin word meaning “wigwam place.” Watatic makes visitors feel at home throughout the year."

Mount Watatic Reviews

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9/18/2018
I carried our youngest son in my pack and I definitely sweated a bit! Lol! This was a great hike to do with our family. Certain areas are pretty steep. Some areas are tricky with the other two kids so we took our time. We will definitely hike this trail again!
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Trail Information

Ashby
Nearby City
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Spring through Fall
Season
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Local Contacts
USGS Ashburnham
Local Maps