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.

2020 - 2021 Fall and 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 to sign up for each hike.

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

National Take a Hike Day at Barrett Park

  • DATE: Tuesday, Nov. 17
  • TIME: 12:00 noon
  • DETAILS: Meet at Barrett Park parking lot and members of the Leominster Trail Stewards will lead a hike at Barrett Park up Gardner Hill and around the new outer loop trail.

Sholan Farms to Wachusett Street and Back

  • DATE: Monday, Dec. 7
  • TIME: 9:00 a.m.
  • DETAILS: Meet at the Sholan Farm trail parking lot on Pleasant St. 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.

Leominster State Forest Snowshoe Hike

  • DATE: Saturday, Jan. 9
  • TIME: 9:00 a.m.
  • DETAILS: Meet on Elm Street at the Parmenter Road trail parking lot. We will snowshoe through Leominster State Forest around Rocky Pond and back.

Winter Snowshoe Hike at Barrett Park

  • DATE: Friday, Feb. 19
  • TIME: 12:00 noon
  • DETAILS: Meet at Barrett Park for a guided hike/snowshoeing around Barrett Park up Gardner Hill, to the waterfall and over to the new trails on the Veronica Russell conservation area.

The Lynde Basins Trail in Sterling

  • DATE: Saturday, Mar. 20
  • TIME: 9:00 a.m.
  • DETAILS: 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, if offers views to lakes and basins, crosses wetland areas and passes by the Wekepeke Brook with beaver activity.