“Mountain Place”

“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.

Mt. Wachusett reveals an iconic view of New Hampshire’s Mt. Monadnock.
Wachusett’s ski lifts are popular with sightseers in the fall.

The Bicentennial Trail is one of ten trails of varying difficulties frequented by hikers each year.

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    1. 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! đŸ˜‰

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