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Perched around the summit of Wachusett Mountain in the towns of Princeton, MA and Westminster, MA, and about 20 miles from Worcester, lies the Wachusett Mountain State Reservation. This enchanting park is a favorite spot for motorhome camping in northeastern Massachusetts. For the best experience visiting the reservation, book an RV in Princeton and make memories RV camping at state parks.
Sprawling across 3000 acres of native forests, alpine meadows, and streams, this reservation offers abundant recreational activities such as hiking, biking, and skiing. The Wachusett Mountain sits close to the Leominster State Forest in Leominster, which is a swimming and fishing hotbed. Other parks in the area include the Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary and the Minns Wildlife Sanctuary, both of which are common with wildlife watching.
Perhaps the finest attraction of the Wachusett Mountain Reservation is the nature trails crisscrossing Wachusett Mountain. The moderate 1.2 miles Wachusett Mountain via Bicentennial and Pine Hill Trails is awesome if you’re interested in wildlife viewing. The trail winds through a gorgeous landscape and has some challenging spots. Alternatively, the Moderate 4.9 miles Old Indian, Stage Coach, and Bicentennial Trails features a lake and is ideal if you’re looking for photos of Broad-winged-hawks catching their prey.
Skiing and snowboarding are both common activities at the reservation during the winter, so pack your skiing gear in your Leominster camper rental. Ride up the ski lifts at the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area then experience the thrill of a lifetime skiing down the mountain slope. Don’t worry if you’re are a beginner as skiing lessons are offered in the ski area. Should you fancy mountain biking, Wachusett Mountain is home to some of the best mountain biking trails in Massachusetts.
If you’re a wildlife lover camping at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, make sure you visit the neighboring Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary. The woodlands, wetlands, and meadows harbor animals like coyotes, raptors, and moose. At Minns Wildlife Sanctuary, you’re likely to encounter endangered animal species such as white rhinos, blue-necked ostriches, and bushbucks.
Planning to camp in an RV near Princeton? Scope out the area for suitable campgrounds to avoid last-minute disappointments. One place to consider is the Coldbrook RV Resort in Barre. This campground has shaded ample-sized back-in gravel sites that are complete with full hookups. Princeton campers also get to enjoy other amenities such as restrooms and showers. Don’t leave your furry friends behind as the campground is pet-friendly.
The Boston Minuteman Campground in Littleton is another campground worth considering. Open from May through October, this campground, which is nestled amidst a pines’ forest, is adorned with generously sized pull-thru sites that are equipped with full hookups. In addition to fire rings, other facilities on offer include picnic tables, laundry facilities, and a camp store.
After having a fun time RV camping at Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, put aside a few days to tour the nearby tourist attractions. A few miles away lies the Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, a must-visit for the family. Open year-round; this water park guarantees everyone a wonderful time. After all the fun at the water park, pass by the Westminster Village-Academy Hill Historic District and check out the first town center of Westminster.
Point your travel trailer towards Worcester for even more fun. While at Worcester, a trip to Elm Park is worthwhile. Outdoor sports fanatics will love the tennis and basketball courts. There is also a winter skating rink and a playground. Walking your dog along the walking paths is allowed, provided your dog is kept on a leash at all times. The Ski Ward Ski Area in Shrewsbury is a nice place to garner up courage before hitting the big slopes. This area offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing activities on slight slopes throughout the year.
Worcester is home to several museums, the most popular one being the Worcester Art Museum. This museum houses more than 38,000 art pieces, representing cultures from all over the world. Next door lies the EcoTarium museum, which offers educational and entertaining shows about astronomy at the digital planetarium. You’ll also be able to engage in science innovation programs and explore the indoor interactive exhibits. Visitors can also play imaginative games, watch wildlife, and ride a train towed by a scale model of the 1860s steam engine.
Don’t pack up your motorhome and leave without visiting the Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston. Besides admiring plants, visitors have a serene outdoor space and a library for themselves. If you’re visiting the garden during December, don’t miss out on the famous Night Lights annual celebrations. Afterward, drive your RV rental towards the Green Hill Park for a chance to pay tribute to the Veterans of the Vietnam War.