The New England Orienteering Club


This event is in prime "leaf peeper" season, the closest thing to a tourist busy season north-central Massachusetts has.  There is no obvious candidate for a "event headquarters" motel.  Coordinate your preferred lodging with your favorite travel site (,,, or just a plain old google search). 

On-Site Camping

Pearl Hill State Park offers a full-service campground.  Registration and booking are directly through the park's concessionaire.  Day 2 beginner (White & Yellow) courses will skirt the campground, but competitors that stay in the common-sense bounds of the campground are not in violation of the terrain embargo.  

Reservations are required.  Toilets and showers are on-site.  Cost per site is $17/night for MA residents, $54/night for non-MA residents.  This unfriendly non-resident rate is a recent change (COVID) :(

Primitive Group Camping

Due to the routing of some of our competition courses, NEOC has reserved the Pearl Hill Group Campsite.  This is a primitive tent-only site with a 300m walk to the normal campground's toilets & shower house.  For bona fide groups (Scouts, JROTC, etc) wishing to stay there for a nominal fee, contact the registrar and meet director directly.  

Area Hotels (select list; numerous other choices online)

  • DoubleTree by Hilton, Leominster, MA
  • Colonial Hotel, Gardner, MA
  • The Groton Inn, Groton, MA
  • Spring Hill Suites, Devens, MA
  • Hilton Garden Inn, Devens, MA
  • shows several options in the area.