Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

345 Mountain Rd, Princeton, MA 01541
Historic site
Handicapped Accessible
Dogs Allowed

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The Details


The 3,000-acre Wachusett Mountain State Reservation offers plenty of natural and recreational opportunities. You can hike and bike trails in the summer and ski in the winter.


Wachusett summit road (Memorial weekend to last weekend of October)

9 a.m. to sunset


Daily parking fees (summit parkway included)

MA resident $5
Non-MA resident $10


Couple enjoying scenic view of a mountain range on a ledge.

Scenic view

Take your car straight to the summit of Wachusett Mountain, for a breathtaking 360 degree view.
Person strutting in hiking boots

Hiking & walking

Take a hike on the 17 miles of trails, through forests, meadows, and ponds.
Person grasping their ski poles in anticipation.


Cross-country ski through park trails or hit the slopes at the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

All Activities

  • Biking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking


  • Historic sites
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Visitor center


  • Picnicking 
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic views 
  • Visitor center

More info

Parking is limited to 28 spaces at visitor center. Please be ready to be redirected to another trail head.

Image credits:  Wachusett Mountain View (Ryan C. Marble and Ranger Charlotte Axthelm)


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