The Midstate Trail is a scenic footpath located in Worcester County, 45 miles west of Boston. This 93 mile hiking trail extends from Rhode Island crossing the gentle hills of central Massachusetts and eventually connecting to the Wapack Trail in New Hampshire. The Midstate Trail is highly accessible, easy to hike and the best way to enjoy the natural side of the region.
Beavers have flooded and made impassible the section of the Midstate Trail that passes along lower Goodnow Road within the Wachusett Meadows Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton.
Re-route Going North from the 4-Corners at Gates Rd.Turn left onto Gates Rd. going about 1/4 miles and turn right onto Thompson Rd and walk about1-1/4 miles to the Midstate crossing on Thompson Rd. Turn left (north)
Re-route Going South from Mt. Wachusett across Westminster Rd,
At Thompson Rd. turn right (West) for about 1-14 miles to a left onto Gates Rd. for about 1/4 miile to the Trail entrance on your right (south) at the 4-Corners field.
Congratulations to Ed Faron on being named the AMC Worcester Chapters Appie Of The Year. Ed’s tireless work on the Midstate as Trail Maintaining Coordinator keeps the trail in the great shape it’s in. Thanks Ed…
The newly constructed bridge off East Hill Road in Rutland was dedicated in memory of Francis L Raboin who loved hiking these woods. Thanks to the family for their generous donation to construct the bridge and those who helped to build it.
Hunting Season is here. Be careful out there and wear orange or bright colors when you go. . Nov 27th thru Dec 9th will see the greatest density of hunters in the woods during shotgun season. There is NO hunting on Sunday’s in Massachusetts.
Angered by the spread of colonial settlements westward, the chief King Philip (Metacomet) led the Nipmuc, Narragansett, and Wampanoag in defense of their land. In February 1676, several hundred Native Americans attacked Lancaster and captured Mary White Rowlandson, her three children, and twenty others and took them into the wilderness for several months. They returned to Lancaster in late April of 1676, where, as the inscription says, John Hoar of Concord negotiated Mary’s release at this huge, flat-topped granite ledge.