Streams, waterfalls and flowering shrubs abound in Pittsfield State Forest. 65 acres of wild azalea fields are a profusion of pink blossoms in June.
The forest has two camping areas, and two picnic areas. Fishermen frequent scenic Berry Pond, one of the highest natural water bodies in the state at 2,150 feet in elevation. The vista from the top of Berry Mountain, accessible by auto road from April to December, is a striking panorama and a great place to watch the sun set.
With 30 miles of hiking trails, access is available at several locations to the Taconic Crest Trail, a 35-mile long hiking trail. The paved 0.75-mile Tranquility Trail is popular with wheelchair-users and other visitors who favor its smooth surface. A wheelchair-accessible picnic area and restroom are also located nearby.
Snowshoeing and xc skiing in Pittsfield State Forest is fabulous in the winter.
- Address1041 Cascade St. Pittsfield, MA 01201
- CategoryLand Trusts & Protections, Outdoor Recreation: Nature-Parks-Paddle-Hikes
- LocationPittsfield MA
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