Leominster State Forest


Beach and Contact Station
1 Fitchburg Road, Westminster, MA 01473
90 Fitchburg Rd., Westminster, MA 01473
Dogs Allowed
Historic site

Details of Leominster State Forest

Overview of Leominster State Forest

From hiking and mountain biking to rock climbing and fishing, Leominster State Forest has everything for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike a segment of the 95-mile Midstate Trail or take a dip in Crow Hill Pond. In the winter, break out your cross-country skis or snowshoes.

Hours for Leominster State Forest

Day-Use Picnic Area (Beach) 9:00am-6:00pm from Memorial Day Through Labor Day. All other parking lots open sunrise to sunset.

Parking at Leominster State Forest

Daily parking fees May 14 - Labor Day:

MA residents   $8

Non-MA resident   $30

Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate

Get a parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

Get a lifetime senior parking pass (MA residents)

Activities at Leominster State Forest

A person riding a mountain bike along trails.

Mountain biking

Trails range from fire roads to multi-use single tracks.
A person waking through wooded trails.


You'll find a variety of terrain for all levels of experience throughout the forest. The 95-mile Midstate Trail passes through the western edge of the park.
A man scaling the side of a rock.

Rock climbing

Head to Crow Hill Ledges for some unique rock-climbing adventures.

All Activities at Leominster State Forest

  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Biking
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Horseback riding
  • Educational programs
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Rock climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming

Facilities at Leominster State Forest

  • Grills
  • Picnic area - closed
  • Restrooms - closed
  • Scenic viewing area

Restrictions at Leominster State Forest

  • No alcohol
  • No camping
  • No open flames
  • Swimming only allowed at Crow Hill Pond
  • Dogs must remain on-leash at all times

More info for Leominster State Forest

Fishing opportunities

  • Paradise Pond provides great warm water fishing and exploring opportunities. It's accessible off Route 31, where several put-ins are available.
  • Crow Hill Pond is stocked with trout several times a year by Mass Fisheries and Wildlife. 

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