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Mount Watatic Reservation

Mount Watatic is one of the most visited mountains in central Massachusetts because its bald summit gives 360-degree panoramic views: to the east, the Boston skyline, to the south, Mount Wachusett, to the west, Mount Monadnock and to the north, the Wapack Range. The landscape is diverse with open ski slopes and rock outcroppings in various stages of succession, and remnants of old growth along steep forested slopes.

Public Access

The Mount Watatic Reservation is open to the public for non-motorized recreation including hiking, nature watching, mountain biking, snowshoeing and skiing. Mount Watatic intersects the Wapack and Midstate trail systems.

Directions

MA-119 Ashburnham, MA 01430

Parking is available in the designated parking area and on the side of Rt. 119.

Trail Map

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/massachusetts/mount-watatic?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-static-map&ref=sidebar-view-full-map

Ownership

Shared ownership between the towns of Ashburnham (50 acres) and the Town of Ashby (231 acres)

Year Protected

2002

Property History

Mount Grace assisted a partnership of six groups including the Ashburnham Conservation Trust and the Ashby Land Trust in protecting 280 acres, including the summit of the mountain, in 2002.