Leominster State Forest Backpacking Trip


Saturday, August 16 -
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Westminster, MA

We will hit the trail at Redemption Rock to Leominster State Forest (LSF). We plan to cover around 5 miles each way. While at LSF, we will do a service project, maintaining a section of trail. We may have a short cross-country segement, so be prepared to use some map-reading and compass skills.

Refer to the trail map of Leominster State Forest for the available trails.

Plan for Saturday:

  • Meet at the church, leaving at 8 AM.
  • Carpool to Redemption Rock monument parking area on Route 140 in Princeton.
  • Follow the Midstate Trail north, from Redemption Rock to Leominster State Forest.
  • Follow one of the trails in LSF to Rocky Pond Road.
  • Maintain a segment of that trail.
  • Hike down to Hell's Highway and follow that down to Steam Mill Brook.

Plan for Sunday:

  • Hike out of LSF the way we came in.

Event Info / Permission Slip

Pack light - "Every ounce counts!"

Extra items to bring for trail maintenance project:

  • Work gloves
  • Pruning shears or loppers

See cooking tips on our Camping page. Use our Backwoods Camping List to make sure you don't forget anything.

Planning status:

Tour permit - Done
Permit from LSF - Done
Camp fire permit - included with permit from LSF


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