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Get to the Bottom of Wachusett Mountain -- at the Top

September 20, 2018

PRINCETON -- Wachusett Mountain State Reservation offers several nature and history topics explored on weekends.

The program takes place at the summit next to the fire tower and is 30 to 45 minutes long. All children must be accompanied by a parent/adult guardian. Programs are free, but there is a $5 fee to drive on the Auto Road to the summit, $10 for non-Massachusetts vehicles.

The Weekend Summit Series does not involve hiking and is wheelchairaccessible.

The Summit Series will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sundays, Sept. 23 and Sept. 30, and will feature the following topics.

10-10:45 a.m.: The Forest Before Us -- Learn about forest growth from meadow to maturity, with a focus on the unique, old-growth forests of Wachusett Mountain.

11-11:45 a.m.: Wild! Life on the Mountain -- Discover the fascinating lives of the locals as you learn about wildlife habitats, competition and survival on Wachusett Mountain.

12:30-1:15 p.m.: Great Hill Detectives -- Investigate the mysteries of the mountain while unwrapping pieces of history and learning about their significance.

1:30-2:15 p.m.: A Peak Back in Time -- Journey through time to Wachusett Mountain’s past and explore the captivating history of the Summit House, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and more.

For more information, call 978-464-2987.

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