Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

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Coordinates: 42°29′20.7″N 71°53′12.3″W / 42.489083°N 71.886750°W / 42.489083; -71.886750
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
Massachusetts State Park
View of Mount Wachusett and Wachusett Lake from the Westminster side, MA.jpg
Mount Wachusett
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
Towns Princeton, Westminster
Coordinates 42°29′20.7″N 71°53′12.3″W / 42.489083°N 71.886750°W / 42.489083; -71.886750
Area 3,000 acres (1,214 ha)
Founded Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location of Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
Website: Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

Wachusett Mountain State Reservation is a protected area encompassing 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) around the summit of Mount Wachusett in Massachusetts.[1]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Roadway: An automobile road, open spring to fall, ascends the 2,006-foot (611 m) 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 17 miles (27 km) of hiking and walking trails include a section of the Midstate Trail.
  • Skiing: The privately operated Wachusett Mountain Ski Area occupies a 450-acre (180 ha) lease parcel on the northern slopes of the mountain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wachusett Mountain State Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 

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