One of the most popular hikes in Massachusetts, Mt. Watatic is the southernmost peak on the 22-mile Wapack Trail, lying just south of the end of the Midstate Trail. In terms of views, this mountain, once home to a ski region, is very rewarding. The ski resort has been open from time to time until 1988 when all possibilities to open the ski resort have lastly come to an end.
The summit region is fetched by two bald peaks with excellent views of the Manadnock Region and downtown Boston. It's a classic low peak hike with a 270 degree panorama. The peak is not wooded, which is surprising because of its low elevation. This mountain can be easily conducted in a night and can be played throughout the year. The Wapack Trail of Class 1 is the preferred path up to the summit of Mt. Watatic. The route is mild with some steeper sections, but nothing approaches Class 2 on the route. This peak is only 1.1 miles one way and an altitude gain of 1000 feet through the most direct track. A 4 mile loop hike from this mountain can be made, adding more opinions and landscapes. The route to the top is easy and the panorama awaits. To the south, with the trail highpoint of North Pack Monadnock and Pack Monadnock, the rest of the Wapack Range is increasing in the background. Most of Massachusetts ' hilly landscape elevates to the easy. On a clear day, you can see the Boston skyscrapers. To the south lies Mt. Watchusett and it's a ski run. Due to its close proximity to Boston, this mountain always has a crowd. The best loneliness time is in winter on a weekday.
HOW TO GET TO TRAIL TRAILHEAD WAPACK: take Route 119 across the hill country of southern Massachusetts. Go past Ashby's town and stay on the highway past the summit of Mt. Watatic (a round and bald hill on your right) if you come from the south. The trailhead with the Midstate Trail and the marking of the Wapack Trail on your right.
Maximum Temprature: 11.67 C
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sunrise: 2019-11-22 11:47:43
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