Wachusett Hike: Hiking Shoes to Cold Brews


Thanks to the funds raised from the hike registrations, silent auction and special edition Hiking Shoes brown ale from Wachusett Brewery, NCLT raised over $10,000 to conserve and protect local land in north central MA!

W2W – Hiking Shoes to Cold Brews!

November 20, 2021

For the main event, you will join fellow outdoor adventurers in a point-to-point hike from Wachusett Mountain to Wachusett Brewery across nearly 5 miles of trail with numerous landmarks including Redemption Rock and Crow Ledges. If you are ambitious, there will be an early bird optional pre-hike summit of Wachusett Mountain (about a 3 mile loop).

Finish at Wachusett Brewery with a celebratory beverage, live music and silent auction. Food/beverages available for purchase.

This FUNdraising event supports the NCLT mission to protect the landscape of our region through land preservation and stewardship. All funds raised will go directly to supporting land protection projects, management of our more than 1,500 acres of land and miles of public trails, and free nature-based programming in north central MA.

Participants can register for:

  •  8am Summit + W2W Hike
  •  9am-10am Hike Start (groups sent off in waves)
  • 10am-11am Hike Start (groups sent off in waves)
  • 12noon ‘No Hike’ Option (meet at the Brewery)

Hike participants or leisure supporters (no hike required!) will combine the satisfaction from completing an epic hiking adventure with friends/family with the gratification for supporting a great cause. This is a rain or shine event. No refunds.

Transportation Logistics: Leave your vehicle at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area parking (499 Mountain Rd, Princeton, MA) at the start of the hike. Hike across one of the best sections of the MidState Trail to a road crossing near Wachusett Brewery. Bus transportation provided (approx. 1.5 miles) from the road crossing to the Brewery for a fun post-hike event. Bus transportation will be provided back to Wachusett Mountain Ski Area parking lot. (Masks required while aboard bus.)

Dogs allowed on hike and at the Wachusett Brewery. Please follow the link for Wachusett Brewery’s dog policy: DOG POLICY | Wachusett Brewing Co (wachusettbrewingcompany.com)