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 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 also available in the Recreation office at 40 Barrett Parkway.

Trail Maps and Guides:


Trail Guides:

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



Leominster 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 maps above.



Fall/Winter Hiking Schedule

Explore Leominster Trails- Hiking Series on various trails in Leominster and out of town sites requested by the hikers once a month. 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. Hiking sticks are helpful to bring if you have them.

  • COST: Free (unless noted)
  • CANCELLATIONS: Hikes are cancelled if it rains or if we do not have eight people signed up.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Pre-registrations is required, since the number of hikers is limited at this time. Call the Recreation Department at 978-534-7529 or e-mail jsumner@leominster-ma.gov to sign up for each hike.

Hikers gather informally and hike at your own risk. Masks are required.


Mt. Elam Rd. Fitchburg/Leominster line

Here’s your opportunity to get outside for fresh air and physical exercise to work off that Thanksgiving meal by joining the Leominster Trail Stewards and Recreation Department as they hike the new Mount Elam Loop Trail through Fitchburg and Leominster to the top of North Monoosnoc Hill and back. This moderate loop trail is good for all skill levels.

The hike will start with a gradual hike uphill to the summit of Monoosnoc Hill then along the Monoosnoc Ridge Trail and loop back down crossing the Powerline Trail. Come explore this new trail recently constructed by The Leominster Trail Stewards and the United Way Day of Caring volunteers. Come and enjoy the views of stonewalls, the granite City boundary lines in the forest, and a diversity of plants and trees.

  • DATE: Sunday, November 28th
  • TIME: 9:00 a.m.
  • DETAILS:  Meet at the very end of Mount Elam Road on the Fitchburg/Leominster line at 9:00 am. Parking will be beyond the gate or along the side of the road.
    Best route: If coming from Leominster, take Route 2 West towards Athol to route 31 South towards Princeton and turn left on MS-31 South/Princeton Road to merge back onto route 2 East towards Boston, take the Mt. Elam Road exit to the last house on the road 1101 Mt. Elam Road, Fitchburg.

Please contact the Leominster Recreation Department at 978-534-7529 by 3:00 pm, Wednesday, November 24th, or e-mail jsumner@leominster-ma.gov by 3:00 pm, Saturday, November 27th if you would like to join the hike. The hike will be cancelled if there are an insufficient number of people signed up.