Mohawk Trail State Forest


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Mohawk Trail State Forest


Location:In the northern Berkshires of western Massachusetts, off Route 2.
Facilities:56 campsites (some @di sites), 6 log cabins (some @di), group camping area, showers, restrooms (é), picnic area (é), trails.
Activities:Camping, canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting (with restrictions), cross-country skiing, interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:One of the most scenic woodlands in Massachusetts, the forest is located along and named for the Mohawk Trail, a historic Native American footpath that connected the Connecticut and Hudson River Valleys. Sections of this route are open today as the Mahican-Mohawk Trail.
Address:175 Mohawk Trail/ Rt 2
PO Box 7
Charlemont, MA 01339

Phone:413-339-5504
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/mhwk.htm
Size: 6,457 acres.

See other parks in Massachusetts.
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Mohawk Trail State Forest covers 7,758 acres and boasts a section of the original Mohawk Indian Trail that connected the waters of the Hudson and Connecticut Rivers and served as both a trade and war-making route from the early 1600s until the end of the Revolutionary War.
Jake is named after the Native American leader, Mohawk Chief Jake Swamp, who visited Mohawk Trail State Forest on at least three occasions before his passing on Oct.
It is not a stretch to say that Pennsylvania's Cook Forest State Park and Massachusetts's Mohawk Trail State Forest are the forest icons of their respective states.

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