“Wachusett” is an Algonquin word meaning “mountain place”. Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA has been a popular destination for hikers, skiers and sightseers for centuries. Local tribes, such as the Nipmucs, camped here. In the nineteenth century, Henry David Thoreau explored this mountain and described his visit in one of his journals.
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Beautiful. Thanks for the etymology.
Thanks, Rebecca. I love all the Algonquin place names in this area.
They are wonderful.
It really is a beautiful season. Lovely photos.
Thanks, VJ. It’s hard to keep up with postings of beauty this time of year. Honestly, I don’t know how you manage to post so consistently!
It’s called having no life, lol. I totally understand, though, even for me, it’s sometimes overwhelming.
Spectacular! What a beautiful area.
The fun part is that the State Park and the Ski Area have worked out how to share the mountain, and the audubon I visit so frequently abuts the parklands. One stop shopping! 😉
Oh, it’s so beautiful! How cool that there is a ski lift to ride to take in the view from a great height at the height of the season!! Wonderful!!
It’s really fun to ride and view!