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The Midstate Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

The Midstate Trail runs through central Massachusetts from Ashburnham to Douglas.


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Map Key

91.1

Miles

146.6

KM

Point to Point

1,996' 608 m

High

483' 147 m

Low

7,218' 2,200 m

Up

8,098' 2,468 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly It's easy enough in small sections.

Description

Hike 93 miles from the New Hampshire border in Ashburnham to the Connecticut Border in Douglas.

Includes wooded singletrack, fire access roads, asphalt roads, public forests, audubon lands, private property, dams, lakes, levees, fields, a ski-mountain, a disc golf course, and shelters.

Midstate Trail: East Hill Road, Rutland to Route 9, Spencer

Lots of doubling back. Section(s) where trail crosses through 4H camp has recently been clear cut and trail is hard to follow. Some of the trail that travels through private property would be harder to traverse in the summer as brush would be a problem.

Flora & Fauna

Deer and squirrels.

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Photos

Balance Rock!
Sep 23, 2018 near Westmin…, MA
The "cobblestone" path that's the extension of the Midstate Trail.
Apr 20, 2015 near Ashburnham, MA
A view down the trail
Mar 13, 2021 near Princeton, MA
Even in winter, a walk across the dam can be enjoyable.
Jan 29, 2017 near Spencer, MA
A cloudy sky blankets the dam.
Jan 29, 2017 near Spencer, MA
Chilling next to the Koi pond on the summit of Mt. Wachusett.
Mar 9, 2017 near Princeton, MA

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Jun 18, 2021
Shea Mizuno
Did from Barre Paxton Road Parking Area to Buck Hill Lean to and back. 18mi
Feb 4, 2021
Fiona Gilley
did half 45.2mi — 38h 45m
Jan 17, 2021
Anita Parker
Mount Wachusett- ice 4mi
Dec 27, 2020
Anita Parker
IK 3.5mi
May 30, 2020
Molly Heyman
Feb 22, 2020
Larry Caraballo