Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

Accessible
Historic site
Dogs Allowed

Details of Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

Overview of Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

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. Enjoy the scenic views from this 2,006-foot peak.

Hours for Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

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

9 a.m. to sunset

Visitor center hours

9 a.m. to sunset

Parking at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

Daily parking fee charged Memorial Day weekend through October 31

(summit parkway included)

MA resident  $5

Non-MA resident  $10

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

Parking is free in perimeter parking lots on roads outside of the park. 

Get a parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

Get a lifetime senior parking pass

Activities at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

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.

Skiing

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

All Activities at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

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

Facilities at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

Accessibility at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

  • Picnicking 
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic views 
  • Visitor center

More info for Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

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

There are two picnic areas on the summit road with charcoal grills (charcoal not provided). Grilling is only allowed in these areas.

Find park programs and events

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

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