Mount Pisgah (Massachusetts) Article

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Mount Pisgah
Mount pisgah ma.jpg
Triangulation station at summit
Highest point
Elevation715 ft (218 m)
Coordinates 42°21′55″N 71°39′28″W / 42.36528°N 71.65778°W / 42.36528; -71.65778
Geography
Location Northborough, MA, U.S.
Parent rangen/a
Topo map USGS Marlborough
Climbing
Easiest routeSummit Trail via Mentzer Trail

Mount Pisgah is the highest point in Northborough, Massachusetts.

Features of the land include:

  • Hardwood forest on former farmland
  • Two scenic vistas to the east and Boston, MA skyscrapers visible on a clear day
  • Connection to trails in Berlin, MA
  • 92 acres (370,000 m2) of land owned by MassWildlife

Trails

The summit is marked at the intersection of the Summit Trail and the Tyler Trail. Look for the cairn, the marker is to the right.

In June 2005, under a stewardship agreement with MassWildlife, the Northborough Trails committee took over maintenance of about three miles (5 km) of recently developed trails on the MassWildlife property located on the south end of Mt. Pisgah. The Fisher Trail and a small portion of the Vernal Pool Trail are on private property, and those land owners have agreed to allow the public's continued use of those trails, publication on a new map, and maintenance of the trails. All motorized vehicles, including ATVs, are prohibited from MassWildlife property.

In June 2006 a new map of the Mt. Pisgah Conservation Area was completed by the Sudbury Valley Trustees after nearly a years worth of work between the two organizations. The map shows all the trails open to the public’s use from the MassWildlife land on the south side of Mt. Pisgah to Linden Street in Berlin on the north side. See the External Links for the map. [1]

Directions

From Northborough take Church Street at Mobil Station. Turn right onto Howard Street after the church on the hill. Bear left onto Green Street and continue to the top of Ball Hill. Turn right onto Smith Road. Conservation sign on right designates parking area for trails. About four miles (6 km) from center of town.

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