The Open Space Committee will be leading a series of Hikes in the Trails around Princeton. our objectives are to showcase Princeton Hiking Trails, foster a community hiking group, and provide a safe way to explore Princeton and surrounding towns.
Twice a month hikes will range from two to ten miles in and around Princeton. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and bring water. Also, due to changes in weather, plowing of parking areas, and footing, there are likely to be last-minute changes! Please check facebook or get on the mailing list (see below) to receive last minute changes. Please remember to wear HUNTER ORANGE for the hikes. We will be going through areas where hunters may be out.
Currently planned hikes are:
- January 13: Krashes Field Loop. Meet at Krashes field. Hike Princeton Land Trust properties across Rt 62 and down to the beaver pond. 3 Miles, easy hike.January 27: Monoosnoc Ridge to Rocky Pond Rd. Meet at Rocky Pond Rd Parking area in Leominster State Forest. Car pool to West Road trailhead and hike back over North Monoosnoc, by Notown Reservoir to Rocky Pond. 6 Miles Moderate.
- February 3: Beyond the Onion Patch and Cat Rocks: Meet at thomas Prince to car pool to the small parking area near Stuart Pond in East Princeton. Moderate 3 Mile hike over the cart path to East Princeton and then back over wood roads to Cat Rocks. Also a stop at Squaws Cap. Some easy bushwhacking required!!
- February 24: Poutwater Pond: 4 Miles: OK so we have tried this twice and been thwarted by water both times! This time we will try a different approach, going in through the TPS Nature trails and up a DCR road to the pond. The water SHOULD be frozen. Easy walk!!