Trails, Hiking Information & Maps

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 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 us to sign up for each hike.

Hikers gather informally and hike at your own risk.

Saturday, Sept. 10 - Sholan Farms to Devils Pulpit

At 9:00 am meet at the Sholan Farms Trail Parking lot on Pleasant Street. We will hike through the apple orchard, then down to Fallbrook Reservoir and over to a popular natural rock formation hidden in the woods, known as ‘Devil’s Pulpit’. We will hike back along the Heywood Reservoir and back to Sholan Farms.

Saturday, Sept. 10 - Full Moon Hike-Sholan Farms

At 7:30 pm meet at the trailhead parking lot on Pleasant Street across from the Sholan Farmstand. Experience a hike through the apple orchard as we hike down to Fallbrook and Heywood Reservoirs and back. Bring your hiking stick and a headlamp or flashlight

Sunday, Sept. 25 - Quabbin Park and Reservoir (Full-day excursion)

At 8:00 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. 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.

Sunday, Oct. 2 Elm St. to the South Monoosnoc Overlook & Granite Quarry

At 9:00 am meet at Barrett Park parking lot and carpool to the Elm Street trail head. We will hike from Elm Street to the top of South Monoosnoc Hill to enjoy the view to Mt. Wachusett. We will then head down the hill to the granite quarries and descent back to Elm Street and hike back to our cars.

Sunday, Nov. 13 - Beech Forest Trail

At 9:00 a.m. meet at the end of Exchange Street and park outside the Distributing Reservoir gate. We will hike to the Distributing Reservoir and up the Beech Forest Trail to the Monoosnoc Trail and back to our cars.

Sunday, Dec. 11 - Elm St. to Wachusett St.

At 9:00 am meet at Barrett Park parking lot and carpool to the Haynes Reservoir gate. We will hike from Elm St. to Wachusett St. section of Monoosnoc Trail and back to our cars.

Area Hiking

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.

Trail Maps

The Twin Cities Rail Trail is officially open! 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.