Trails, Hiking Information & Maps

Leominster Trail Stewards

Leominster Trail StewardsThe Leominster Trail Stewards (LTS) is a group of like-minded trail users who want to keep our vast trail network open and useable for all to enjoy.

If you would like to join the Leominster Trail Stewards committee, contact Neal Wynne at

If you use the trail network and find yourself kicking a stick off the trail or moving a loose pebble here and there, consider helping the LTS by becoming a trail volunteer or even adopting a trail:

Volunteer Trail Adopter

Become a Volunteer Trail Adopter to help maintain a specific segment of trail on your determined schedule. 

  • If you are interested in becoming an adopter, contact Anne Seed at

Trail Workdays

Trail workdays are scheduled on Saturday mornings from 8am-12noon in a select area that needs our efforts. These work days are organized by Dick O’Brien. 

  • If you are interested in volunteering, email Dick at

Report Trail Conditions

If you notice sections of trail where a tree may be down or the trail is not passable, please contact the Trail Stewards. Be sure to include what section of trail it is on (between what two trail markers) as seen on the following maps.

2023 Summer Hiking Schedule

Explore various trails in Leominster and out of town sites once a month. Hikes are led by members of the Leominster Recreation Department and the Leominster Trail Stewards and are no more than 3 miles.

Wear hiking boots: bring water to drink, a light snack, bug repellent, and wear long-sleeved shirt and pants. Dress in layers. Hiking sticks are helpful to bring if you have them.

  • Cost: Free (unless noted)
  • Cancellations: Hikes are canceled if it rains or if we do not have five people signed up.
  • Pre-Registration Required: Register online.

Hikers gather informally and hike at your own risk.

Thursday, September 21st - Boutelle Area Meadow Walk

Leader: Nick Kremp
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Starting location: Boutelle Conservation Area parking area on Hill Street. Enjoy the unique and beautiful meadow off Hill Street as we learn about forest succession, the past, and future of the Boutelle Area Meadow. About 1 mile in length.

Friday,  September 29th - Full Moon Hike at Sholan Farms

Leader: Neal Wynne 
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, meet at the Sholan Farm Trailhead kiosk, 2-mile, easy hike. Experience a hike through the apple orchard as we hike down to Fallbrook and Heywood Reservoirs and back. Headlamps/flashlight and walking sticks recommended.

Sunday, October 8th - Rock Walk Ramble

Leader: Dick O'Brien
Leave Barrett Park at 1 pm, return at 4:00 pm. Hike starts at Upper Common, Fitchburg, Mass at “the Boulder”, 2-mile, moderate hike.

Inclement weather date: Sunday, October 15, 2023

Thursday, October 19th - Fall Foliage Walk

Leader: Nick Kremp 
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Starting location: Barrett Park parking area. Witness the splendor of autumn as the leaves start to turn and learn how to identify certain species of tree from a distance and up close! About 1 mile in length.

Thursday, November 2nd - Evergreen Walk

Leader: Nick Kremp 
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Starting from Monoosnoc trailhead at Granite Street parking area. After the leaves fall of the trees and most herbs die-back for the winter, there is still plenty to see and experience. About 1 mile in length.

Sunday, November 19th - Pre-Turkey Day Hike to South Monoosnoc Vista

Leader: Dick O'Brien 
Meet at the end of Exchange Street at the entrance to the Distributing Reservoir Filtration Plant at 1:00 pm return at 3:30 pm. Enjoy a loop trail from Distributing Reservoir trail entry up the Beech Forest Trail to the South Monoosnoc Summit and Vista and back down via the Quarry Trail. A moderate hike, hiking poles recommended.

Sunday, December 31st - New Year's Eve Hike

Leader: Dick O'Brien 
Meet at the Doyle Center at 7:00 pm, finish after 9:00pm, 2-mile easy hike, bonfire, hot chocolate, s’-mores. Dress warm! Bring your New Year’s wishes too!

Area Hiking

There are many walking trails located in and around the Barrett Park area. You can take these trails and end up near the waterfall located on Recreation property or that will lead you to another trail. Trails have been cleared and are safe for walking/hiking.

We recommend you take a friend or group along while hiking in the woods for safety reasons. We hope you enjoy the trails that have been designed for the beginner or intermediate hikers.

For more information contact the Recreation Department office or drop in with any questions. Maps are also available in the Recreation office at 40 Barrett Parkway.

Trail Maps

The Twin Cities Rail Trail is officially open! Please see the Twin Cities Rail Trail Site for more information.

Trail Guides

For additional hiking in the area, please visit the Mass DCR website.