Mount Wachusett, Elevation 2,001Ft
I must admit, I used to think nothing of Mount Wachusett.
When we would drive by the signs on 140 on our way “Up North” (to bigger and better mountains…),
I almost felt sorry for it.
First, I thought there were no ‘mountains’ in Massachusetts.
Second, I will forever associate Mount Wachusett with the darn radio jingle with which every New Englander is familiar.
My immature thoughts aside, I quickly realized that Mount Wachusett
is deserving of far more credit than I was once willing to give!
There is a welcome center and parking lot at the bottom of the mountain with bathrooms, maps and exhibits about Wachusett.
Follow the signs to the toll road.
There is a fee which you pay at a kiosk at the foot of the summit road.
It was $4 the first time we went, and the second it was $10.
If you aren’t prepared to wing it, be sure to call or check the website for current pricing.
|Look for this sign – NOT the signs for the ski area!|
The road is paved, marked and in good condition with a mild grade.
It can easily fit two cars, though it is a One Way.
There are ski lifts and a pull off with a scenic overlook on your way up.
|Ring Shot from the firetower (at the very end of my “Ring Shot A Day” Campaign).|
|Wildlife on Wachusett|
What Wachusett lacks in stature, it makes up in views and ambience.
I take back all the times I underestimated it!
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