Mount Washington State Forest


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Mount Washington State Forest


Location:In the extreme southwest corner of the state, in the southern Berkshires of western Massachusetts.
Facilities:Wilderness campsites, restrooms, picnic area, trails (30 miles), scenic viewing area.
Activities:Wilderness camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting (with restrictions), cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Situated on a mountain plateau, much of this forest was clear-cut between the late 1700s and mid-1800s to produce charcoal fuel for local iron forges. The red oak-northern hardwood forest has since regrown and offers 30 miles of trails over rugged terrain as well as wilderness camping.
Address:RD 3
East St
Mount Washington, MA 01258

Phone:413-528-0330
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/mwas.htm
Size: 4,169 acres.

See other parks in Massachusetts.
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