October Mountain State Forest


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October Mountain State Forest


Location:In the central Berkshires in western Massachusetts, via US 20.
Facilities:46 campsites (including some @di sites), showers, restrooms (é), trails, boat ramp and public landing.
Activities:Camping, boating (non-motorized), canoeing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, off-road vehicle riding (including ATVs), hunting (with restrictions), cross-country skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts, with trails for every level of experience. One of the most scenic trails leads to Schermerhorn Gorge, a natural feature that has intrigued generations of geologists. The forest also includes a segment of the Appalachian Trail.
Address:317 Woodland Rd
Lee, MA 01238

Phone:413-243-1778
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/octm.htm
Size: 16,500 acres.

See other parks in Massachusetts.
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