After your hike -- or, er, grueling drive? -- stop for a beer at Wachusett Brewing Company. Only a few minutes down the road from both the reservation and the commuter rail station, they’re famous for their Green Monsta IPA and strangely good Blueberry Ale. They have a relaxed taproom surrounded by trees and if you go on a weekend, you may catch live music in their fire-pitted, Jenga-tabled brew yard.
Lazy Level: 9/10 if you drive to the summit. 7/10 if you do a bit of hiking and then get a beer, which, why wouldn’t you.