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Recommended Routes in Central Massachusetts - 9

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Favorite Long exposure of Doane's Falls.
Intermediate

Tully Lake Loop

4.7 mi 7.6 km 335' Up 102.2 m Up 331' Down 100.98 m Down

Royalston, MA
Favorite From a footbridge
Intermediate

Trout Brook Conservation Area Loop

3.8 mi 6.1 km 195' Up 59.38 m Up 195' Down 59.39 m Down

Holden, MA
Favorite The ultimate rocks and roots trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Watatic and Nutting Hill Loop

2.8 mi 4.5 km 644' Up 196.29 m Up 645' Down 196.55 m Down

Ashburnham, MA
Favorite Pack Monadnock Summit
Difficult

Wapack and Back

43.0 mi 69.1 km 7,536' Up 2296.92 m Up 7,536' Down 2296.83 m Down

Ashburnham, MA
Favorite Clearing early during the ascent.
Intermediate

Wachusett Friendly Loop

3.6 mi 5.7 km 832' Up 253.67 m Up 825' Down 251.36 m Down

Princeton, MA
Favorite Trail intersection
Intermediate

Holbrook to Donker Farm

4.8 mi 7.8 km 449' Up 136.85 m Up 449' Down 136.79 m Down

Holden, MA
Favorite Wetland
Intermediate/Difficult

Savage Hill Wildlife Management Area

4.3 mi 7.0 km 257' Up 78.27 m Up 265' Down 80.77 m Down

Princeton, MA
Favorite Difficult to find trail marker at the parking area on Mill Street.
Intermediate

Mill Street Loop

4.3 mi 6.9 km 233' Up 70.98 m Up 218' Down 66.46 m Down

Holden, MA
Favorite Red-tailed hawk at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary.
Intermediate

Beaver Bend Loop

0.9 mi 1.5 km 71' Up 21.7 m Up 74' Down 22.62 m Down

Princeton, MA

Central Massachusetts Hiking

  • 342 Miles 550 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 46 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 36 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Massachusetts - 82

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0.4 mi 0.7 km #1Pine Hill Trail
Intermediate
Princeton, MA
Intermediate
Princeton, MA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #2New England Trail/Metacomet-Monadnock Trail: MA Section 19
Difficult
Royalston, MA
Difficult
Royalston, MA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #3Jack Frost Trail
Difficult
Princeton, MA
Difficult
Princeton, MA
1.3 mi 2.2 km #4Meadow Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Paxton, MA
Intermediate
Paxton, MA
21.6 mi 34.7 km #5Wapack Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ashburnham, MA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ashburnham, MA
2.0 mi 3.3 km #6Gate 22 to Horseshoe Cove Trail
Intermediate
West Boylston, MA
Intermediate
West Boylston, MA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Trilogy Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ashby, MA
Intermediate/Difficult
Ashby, MA
21.1 mi 34.0 km #8Tully Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Royalston, MA
Intermediate/Difficult
Royalston, MA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9Old Indian Trail
Intermediate
Westminster, MA
Intermediate
Westminster, MA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #10Balance Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Westminster, MA
Intermediate/Difficult
Westminster, MA

Photos of Central Massachusetts - 63

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Red-tailed hawk at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary.
Nov 18, 2016 near Princeton, MA
Long exposure of Doane's Falls.
Feb 11, 2020 near Royalston, MA
Doane's Colors
Jan 28, 2020 near Royalston, MA
Fall River
Jan 28, 2020 near Royalston, MA
A lean-to provides shelter near the 4-H camp.
Jan 29, 2017 near Spencer, MA
The ultimate rocks and roots trail.
Apr 20, 2015 near Ashburnham, MA
This is from the top of the dam.
Aug 1, 2017 near Athol, MA
Sun rising on Monoosnoc Ridge Trail.
Feb 17, 2020 near Fitchburg, MA