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Hike to Wachusetts Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

Hike to Wachusetts Meadows via the Dickens trail - The Chapman trail - Brown hill trail - summit of Brown Hill -North Meadow trail
Return thru North Meadow trail - Chapman trail - Dickens trail
This hike will pass thru Minns wildlife sanctuary into Wachusett Meadow wildlife sanctuary. Follows a trail system that gradually climbs to the top of Browns Hill.
Elevation gain on 2-300'. Wooded pine forest. easy hike.
4.5 miles R/T 2-3 hours depending how much time we spend at the visitors center.
Meet up on Westminster Rd. in Princeton at the Harrington trail head. The Dickens trail is opposite the Harrington trail head.

Trail is hard pack snow surface. Bring microspikes.

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  • lauren

    Beautiful day!

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone for another great hike. Beautiful day, great company!! Lots of great stories.

    March 15, 2014

  • Tom

    Awesome hike with wonderful people on a beautiful day. Thank you Gary

    March 15, 2014

  • aloyah

    Nice hike. Beautiful weather (got too hot for me). Nice meeting everyone. What a wonderful son you have there, Lauren! I hope one of you guys will post a picture of Killian and the grouse. Thanks!

    March 15, 2014

  • Donna M.

    Wonderful day for a hike. Perfect weather, nice scenery, nice people.

    March 15, 2014

  • Ron

    Great hike today, excellent weather and nice bunch of people! Thanks for organizing this Gary!!

    March 15, 2014

  • ~Gail

    couldn't find the group...went solo on a different trail - lovely day

    March 15, 2014

  • Gail M.

    ok

    March 12, 2014

    • Gail M.

      pulled my calf muscle, unable to attend

      March 15, 2014

  • lauren

    Hello! this is my first time hiking in this area. Do you have an approximate street number on westminster rd for gps? Thanks so much. Looking forward to the hike. Lauren

    1 · March 13, 2014

    • Aarti

      I had the same question.. :).. Is there a Gps address for the location?.. I am a first timer as well..

      March 13, 2014

    • lauren

      thanks for clarifying Gary!

      March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    These hiking announcements are sent to all members.
    If you have not RSVP for a hike you do not have state your not attending. That area is for members who have RSVP and wish to back out of a hike.

    March 13, 2014

  • Patricia

    Sorry, would love to come but I am working Saturday and have already signed up for 5k on Sunday.

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

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    Direction off Rt. 140 Westminster

    exit onto Mile Hill Rd
    Follow 3.4 miles to Westminster Rd. on your right.

    (Follow up hill past ski area, drive past visitors center/auto road, about a 1.7 mile after visitors center , look for a yellow building "The Fernside" on your left, Westminster Rd. is just above here on the right.)

    Follow Westminster Rd. ~1.4 miles to Harrington Trail Head.
    (You'll pass a small parking area at the South Gate, just below the wind turbines..go further down road.)
    Parking is along the road.

    March 13, 2014

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