Mount Watatic is our favorite local hiking destination. It takes us 30 minutes to drive to the trail head in Ashby
and it's a fairly quick 1.1 miles to the top.
Other than a small fall on the way back down, we enjoyed every minute together. We packed sandwiches for the top and enjoyed the amazing panoramic views while we ate. The skies were crystal clear, and although you can't tell from the cell phone camera images below, we could see the Boston skyline on the horizon. From the summit, Boston is about 45 miles due east as the crow flies.
It was a perfect day for a hike.