Water Trails of Western Massachusetts
by Charles W. G. Smith (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
© Charles W. G. Smith/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.
Arrived on a bright sunny afternoon. The pond is rather small and took less than an hour to paddle the circumference which included several minutes watching a nesting heron. There are no motorboats allowed on the pond with the exception of small electric motors.
We then took another hour and hiked the trail around the pond. This appears to be a well used trail with views of the pond and touches on part of the Appalachian trail.
Next to the launch area is a public beach and picnic area with a bath house and restrooms.
The entire area is part of the Bear Mountain State Forest and they charge a $5.00 parking fee.
This is a great place for an easy paddle, hike, and swim. You could easily spend a good family day here.
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