Crow Hill Ledges to Redemption Rock, Leominster State Forest
GOOD FOR: Ages 5-8, Ages 9-12

Source:Submitted by virtualeditor
Address:1 Fitchburg Rd./Rt. 31, Westminster, MA, 01473
Fee: Parking lot fee during summer season.
Bathrooms: Portable toilet in parking lot, bathhouse at Crow Hill Pond.

Impressive rocks and a small cave to explore (or climb, if you're so inclined) at Crow Hill Ledges; connection with the Midstate Trail; plenty of old stone boundary walls; mountain laurel patches (in season); Redemption Rock historic site. Crow Hill Pond, with more walking trails, lifeguard-staffed swimming beach (during summer) and picnic/bbq sites, is one parking area over.

Plan B:

CoCo Key indoor water park is nearby.

Where to Eat Nearby:

We've gone to Captain Bob's Drive-In in East Princeton several times for clam shack fare, ice cream and quirky exterior decor (though the owners really do discourage U-turns or just hanging out in the parking lot). Further down the road a bit, Over Easy Cafe (4 Johnson Rd., in Sterling) is a bigtime favorite for omelets, French toast and other breakfast items morning or afternoon, as well as an ice cream place on the premises.



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By: virtualeditor
Posted: 05/23/2013 06:02

Had a lot of fun doing this with the boys. Took about 2-2.5 hours roundtrip, walking at a steady, unhurried pace. It was a little longer than they were up for because a) it was our first hike of the season and 2) they had never really hiked quite so long, but we knew that Rock had to be somewhere at the other end (it was on the trail map, after all), so we kept going til we found it.

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