Beartown State Forest


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Beartown State Forest


Location:In the southern Berkshires in western Massachusetts, off Rt 23.
Facilities:Campground (@di; no cabins or group sites), beaches (é), picnic area, trails, boat ramp, restrooms (é).
Activities:Camping, boating (non-motorized), canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, motorcycle and ATV riding, hunting (with restrictions), cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, wildlife observation.
Special Features:Much of the activity at the park centers around the 35-acre Benedict Pond. The 2,144-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail (see separate entry in national trails section) intersects the forest's trails near the pond and offers spectacular views.
Address:69 Blue Hill Rd
PO Box 97
Monterey, MA 01245

Phone:413-528-0904
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/bear.htm
Size: 12,000 acres.

See other parks in Massachusetts.
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Great Barrington, MA, June 25, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Great Barrington Appalachian Trail Community[TM] invites hiking enthusiasts to celebrate the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) by participating in the third annual Appalachian Trail Hike and Community Picnic at Benedict Pond in Beartown State Forest on Saturday, July 25.