Family Hike to Wachusett Mtn, Princeton, MA

Trip dates: Sunday, December 9, 2018 12:00 AM

Join Family Outings for a leisurely hike to the summit of Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA! We will hike the less known back side of Wachusett, arguably the most beautfiful. The hike is approximately 3 miles with roughly 800ft elevation gain. On a clear day, the 360-degree views from the summit and summit tower are lovely! Mt. Wachusett is the highest mountain in central MA at 2006 ft with views on a clear day to Mt. Monadnock, the Berkshires and the Boston skyline. Often known as a downhill ski destination, Wachusett Mtn is located within the 3000-acre Wachusett State Reservation, home to 17 miles of hiking and walking trails (we will only cover only about 3 miles!). Pack a lunch and join us for a beautiful late autumn hike!

To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: For questions contact leader, Laurene Poland,


  • "Wachusett is lots of fun and a worthy rival to the more well known peaks in Central and Northern Massachusetts"

Trip details

Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Central
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David Beck (508-361-0508)
Laurene Poland (508-728-1373)
Christopher Stix (781-894-2924; before 8 PM)

Chris has an environmental studies degree from the University of Wisconsin. He leads Outdoorsrx trips for families in the Western suburbs of Boston. He also leads nature awareness trips, called Appreciating Nature. In 2014, Chris offered trained volunteer and crew naturalists in how to run nature awareness programs for families. He loves to hike and bike.

Trip location: 
Wachusett Mountain, Princeton, MA
Family, hiking
Trip country: 
Trip difficulty: 
Easy to Moderate




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Creation date: 
2018-09-30 20:50:17.0
Last updated: 
2018-12-05 08:51:32.33