Trip report

Mt. Wachusett & Wind mills

Half Day Hike DATE: 09/18/2022 - 09/18/2022

Trip/Event Location: Princeton, MA
US

Trip Leader(s): Twigs

Max # People: 12

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Starting at Stage Coach Trail head, this is the most popular trail head, we will head up to the windmills using a small side detour. then using another detour of the back side of the windmills take

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

we will be meeting at the STAGE COACH TRAIL HEAD. THIS APPEARS AS A GRAVEL ROAD WITH A LOACKED GATE. TRY USING THIS FOR YOUR GPS:
82 Westminster Road, Princeton, MA 

IF you can't find parking there drive a little further down the same road and look for MIdState / Harrington trail head. 

All parking will be along the sides of the road.


Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

When we arrived at the mountian around 0830hr the top was cover in a blanket of fog. as we waited for the eniter gorup to show up, we started to hike around the 0920hr, the fog had burnt off and was going to be a wonderful day for a hike. As we made it up the start of the stage coach trail and entered the windmill farm, the group was amazed that you are able to walk right up the the base of the 2 windmills and see how large these items really are. We contiunted down the detour trail back to harring, where some of the rocks were still slippers due to the morning fog and a possiable over night rain shower. As we made our way up Harrington we stop as needed and some hikers took a side trail to a rock ledge for a quick overlook of the windmills and the valley below. Once at the top everony had a quick bit to eat, saw the sights, then proced to head down Pine Hill Trail. Once at the bottom of that we entered Bicentenial trail which is a rock scramble style trail that goes around the base of the Mountian. This drops you at High Meadow, Where the Group Photo was taken of us by a passing hiker. We conitued down to Echo Lake, and onto Echo Lake trail, thank back to the cars. We ended the hike around 1320hrs.

I belived it was a 4hr hike enjoyed by all member of the group. I will have to post another hike with differnt trails for this area again.

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Members That Participated

Twigs

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Townsend, MA


United States
Joel02139

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


CAMBRIDGE, MA


United States
regularguyma

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


BOSTON, MA


United States
Relayer

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Wayland, MA


United States
BostonBob

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
GpD

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Manchester, NH


United States
Mark S

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States
Cblaiz

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Manchester, NH


United States
briantweed

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Watertown , MA


United States
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