Trails, Hiking Information & Maps

Trail Maps and Guides:

There are many walking trails located in and around the Barrett Park area. You can take these trails and end up near the water fall located on Recreation property or that will lead you to another trail. Trails have been cleared and are safe for walking/hiking.

We recommend you take a friend or group along while hiking in the woods for safety reasons. We hope you enjoy the trails that have been designed for beginner or intermediate hikers.

For more information contact the Recreation Department office or drop in with any questions. Maps are available in the office.

For additional hiking in the area, please visit the Mass DCR website.



Guided Hiking Series (Year-round):

In this Hiking Series explore various Leominster Trails and out of town sites. Hikes are led by members of the Leominster Recreation Department and the Leominster Trail Stewards in conjunction with, the Friends of Sholan Farms, and the Leominster Conservation Commission.

Wear hiking boots; bring water to drink, a light snack, bug repellent, and wear long-sleeved shirt and pants. Dress in layers in the winter. Hiking sticks are helpful to bring, if you have them.


  • PLACE: Hikers meet at the Barrett Park parking lot and carpool to various trailheads or to out of town sites.
  • COST: Free (unless noted)

Hikers gather informally and hike at your own risk. Please let us know if you are planning on joining us on each hike so we can notify you of any changes in the schedule or cancellation due to a low response or weather. Call the Recreation Department at 978-534-7529 to RSVP or for an update on the hiking schedule.


Cancellations: Hikes are cancelled if it rains or if we do not have five people signed up. Call the Rec. Dept. office for updates.

Be sure to follow the Leominster Recreation Department and Leominster Trail Stewards on Facebook for more trail information!

2019 Fall and Winter Schedule 


Sunday, Oct. 13 Foliage Quarry Comparison Hike

At 10:30 a.m. meet at Barrett Park to carpool over to Exchange Street and then at approximately 12:30 pm to Rollstone Hill

We will hike up to the Leominster Quarry to see the cut stones and site that was once a thriving operation. After hiking down, we will then drive over to Rollstone Hill to see a different type of granite stone and historical quarry operation. 10 people are required to offer this program, so let us know if you will be coming. Return time is between 3:00-3:30 p.m.


Monday, Nov. 4 Mount Watatic in Ashburnham & Ashby

At 9:00 am meet at Barrett Park and carpool to Ashburnham to see the spectacular views on the top of Mount Watatic.


Monday, Dec. 9 Sholan Farm to Wachusett Street and Back

At 9:00 a.m. meet at the Sholan Farms Trail Parking lot on Pleasant Street. Hike or Snowshoe, it all depends on the weather, from Sholan Farms to Wachusett Street and back.

We will hike through the apple orchard, then down to Fallbrook Reservoir and the hill to see some natural rock formations.


Saturday, Jan. 11 Leominster State Forest-Snowshoe Hike

At 9:00 am meet on Elm Street at the Parmenter Road trail parking lot.

We will snowshoe through Leominster State Forest around Rocky Pond and back.


Saturday, Feb. 22 Winter Event Snowshoe Hike at Barrett Park

At 12:00 noon, the activities begin with the guided hike/snowshoeing around Barrett Park up Gardner Hill, to the waterfall and over to the new trails on the Veronica Russell conservation area starting at 1:30 pm.


Saturday, Mar. 21 The Lynde Basins Trail in Sterling

At 9:00 am meet at Barrett Park and carpool over to the Sterling trailhead.

This 2.7 mile moderate trail offers several interesting man-made and natural features. The trail passes by dams, gate houses and spillways, part of the former Clinton Water Works. In terms of natural scenery, it offers views to lakes and basins, crosses wetland areas and passes by the Wekepeke Brook with beaver activity.



Trail Workdays (Summer - Fall):

Trail workdays are held on weekend mornings from 8:00 am until noon. Teams go out in groups of five or six. It’s a lot of fun and you get some exercise. You will also learn how to properly build sustainable trails and what tools to use.

Volunteers should dress comfortable and bring water, a snack, pruning saws and loppers.

 

Please call the Leominster Recreation Department for more information! (978)534-7529 or the Leominster Trail Stewards: volunteer@leominstertrailstewards.org

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