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Welcome to the Midstate Trail

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     The Midstate Trail is a scenic footpath located in Worcester County, 45 miles west of Boston. This 95 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.

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The Midstate Trail is close to large population centers yet it is remarkably wild and scenic.  Wachusett Mountain and Mount Watatic, the last undeveloped mountain east of the Connecticut River, can be found on the Trail as well as many interesting geologic, historic and natural features.

Get the latest Midstate Trail Conditions >>HERE<<

On the Midstate Trail

New for 2016:
Self-Guided day-hikes for the entire 93-mile trail.

   Some areas on the Midstate Trail are open to hunting during various statewide hunting seasons...

  While some species can be taken year round, most hunting activity occurs between October 1st through February 29 when some of the trail and lands it crosses are open to hunting. Be safe by being prepared. Remember to wear blaze orange and leave your pet at home. There is No Hunting in Massachusetts on Sunday. Click Here to learn about Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Laws.

Purchase a copy of the Midstate Trail Guide Book HERE
Volunteer oppotunities on the Midstate Trail? MORE
Old Growth trees on Wachusett?  MORE
Learn about the Geology of the Midstate Trail.  MORE.