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.

  • 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!

2018 Fall and Winter Schedule 

Saturday, Jan. 19 Leominster State Forest-Snowshoe Hike

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

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

Saturday, Feb. 23 Winter Event-Snowshoe Hike at Barrett Park

At 12:00 noon, the activities begin with the guided hike/snowshoeing around Barrett Park starting at 1:30 pm.

Saturday, March 23 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.

Monday, April 8 Mount Watatic in Ashburnham & Ashby

Bring a lunch to enjoy at the top of the mountain.

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: