Trails, Hiking Information & Maps

There are many walking trails located in and around the Barrett Park area. You can take these trails and end up near the waterfall 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 the beginner or intermediate hikers.

For more information contact the Recreation Department office or drop in with any questions. Maps are also available in the Recreation office at 40 Barrett Parkway.

Leominster Trail StewardsLeominster Trail Stewards

The Leominster Trail Stewards (LTS) is a group of like-minded trail users who want to keep our vast trail network open and useable for all to enjoy.

If you use the trail network and find yourself kicking a stick off the trail or moving a loose pebble here and there, consider helping the LTS by becoming a trail volunteer or even adopting a trail.

If you notice sections of trail where a tree may be down or the trail is not passable, please contact the Trail Stewards. Be sure to include what section of trail it is on (between what two trail markers) as seen on the following maps.

2022 Spring / Summer / Fall Hiking Schedule

Explore various trails in Leominster and out of town sites once a month. Hikes are led by members of the Leominster Recreation Department and the Leominster Trail Stewards and are no more than 3 miles.

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

  • Cost: Free (unless noted)
  • Cancellations: Hikes are canceled if it rains or if we do not have five people signed up.
  • Pre-Registration Required: Call the Recreation Department at 978-534-7529 or email Judith Sumner to sign up for each hike.

Hikers gather informally and hike at your own risk.

Friday, April 22: Earth Day Hike on the Hill Street Trails (Approximately 2 Miles)

At 9 am meet at the new Hill Street trailhead parking lot (adjacent to 202 Hill Street) to explore the new trails put in by the Leominster Trail Stewards and not yet mapped out on the city's trail system. See how these trails will link up to Bayberry Hill and the Monoosnoc Trail.

Sunday, May 15: Bayberry Hill Loop Trail (Approximately 2 Miles)

At 9 am meet at Barrett Park parking lot and carpool to the Haynes Reservoir Gate on Elm Street. We will hike on the Monoosnoc Trail from Elm Street towards Wachusett Street and connect to the Bayberry Hill Trail. At the 1068 feet Bayberry Hill summit we may catch a glimpse of the Boston skyline on a clear day. We will descend on the old trail down to the powerlines on Elm Street and hike back to our cars.

Saturday, June 4: Celebrate National Trails Day-Notown Reservoir (Approximately 3 to 4 Miles)

At 9 am meet at the very end of Mount Elam Road on the Fitchburg/Leominster line. Parking will be beyond the gate or along the side of the road. These trails are not on the city maps and many people get lost hiking this area. A guide will bring you on the newly blazed trails and enjoy the views on the reservoir.

Tuesday, June 14: Full Moon Hike to the North Monoosnoc Overlook (Approximately 2 Miles)

At 7:30 pm meet at LHS parking lot and carpool to Granite Street trailhead. Hike from the Granite Street trailhead to the North Monoosnoc overlook and loop back. The hike will end approximately between 9:30 and 10 pm. Program led by members of the Leominster Trail Stewards. Wear headlights if you have them or bring a flashlight. Hiking sticks are helpful.

Friday, July 15: Prospect Park (Approximately 1 Mile)

At 6 pm meet at Prospect Park to take a leisurely one-mile guided hike. What a great way to unwind at the end of the work week and enjoy this park tucked away in North Leominster. Come see all the work the Leominster Trails Stewards, community volunteers and local boy scouts have done at Prospect Park and hear about future plans for this site.

Sunday, August 21 Quabbin Park & Reservoir (Full-Day Excursion)

At 8 am meet at Barrett Park to carpool to Belchertown. Join the members of the Leominster Trail Stewards as they travel to Quabbin Park in the town of Belchertown. Our visit will include a climb up the observation tower, views of the dams, spillways, the cemetery, and several scenic vistas and we will enjoy a pleasant lunch in the meadows on the shores of the reservoir. Bring your own lunch and beverage for a picnic lunch. You must sign up in advance, so we can plan transportation.

Trail Maps

The Twin Cities Rail Trail officially opens on June 22, 2022! Please see the Twin Cities Rail Trail Site for more information.

Trail Guides

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