Mt Watatic is a 1832 foot (558 m) monadnock (a remnant of erosion) in northern Massachusetts. One of the more popular hikes of the region, Mt. Watatic is the southernmost summit on the 22 mile Wapack Trail and lies just east of the northern end of the Midstate Trail. Formerly home to a ski area, this mountain features a moderate hike with exceptional views. The summit area features two bald summits each with decent views of towards the Manadnock Region and Boston.
On clear day the skyscrapers of Boston can be seen from the summit. To the south lies Mt. Wachusett with the ski trail clearly visible. Due to the close proximity to Boston this mountain always has a crowd.
Some "recent history" of Mount Watatic...State agrees to buy summit of Mount Watatic.
It's official! Mt. Watatic is now owned by the State of Massachusetts (DEM and Division of Fisheries and Wildlife) and the Ashby Land Trust and the Ashburnham Conservation Trust. The purchase was completed in Worcester, MA at 1:30pm July 10, 2002. This will prevent the placement of an obtrusive cell tower on the summit.
Ashby and Ashburnham raise money to pay back loans.
February 19, 2004 - The Ashby Land Trust and the Ashburnham Conservation Trust have raised the necessary funds to pay their part of the purchase of Mt. Watatic.There is going to be a some kind of marker with the names of those who gave $1000 or more.
Learn about the Geology of the Midstate Trail. Click here.
- NH / MA Line marker
- Mt Watatic
- Crow Hill Ledges, Leominster State Forest
- Redemption Rock
- Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
- Barre Falls Dam
- Harding Hill
- Sampson's Pebble
- Spencer State Forest
- Hodges Village Dam
- Douglas State Forest
- MA / RI Line marker