Notchview Reservation - Windsor State Forest

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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In the northwest corner of Massachusetts, the adjoining lands of Notchview Reservation (a property of the Trustees of Reservations) and Windsor State Forest introduce the tranquility of the Hoosac Range. Rich hardwood forests and pine and spruce plantations enfold the area. Sparkling Steep Bank Brook ties together the reservation and state forest lands, ushering hikers between the two sites. Privately owned Notchview Reservation suggests a per-hiker donation, while the state forest charges a parking fee. This day hike travels between the two properties. Tour mixed woods, plantations, and wet meadow bottoms, crisscrossing Steep Bank Brook to visit the rocky gorge of Windsor Jambs. Special attractions: Tranquil woods; rocky brooks; cascades; gorge; wildlife sightings of turkey, porcupine, and deer.
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by Rhonda & Greg Ostertag (Falcon Guides)

In the northwest corner of Massachusetts, the adjoining lands of Notchview Reservation (a property of the Trustees of Reservations) and Windsor State Forest introduce the tranquility of the Hoosac Range. Rich hardwood forests and pine and spruce plantations enfold the area. Sparkling Steep Bank Brook ties together the reservation and state forest lands, ushering hikers between the two sites.

Privately owned Notchview Reservation suggests a per-hiker donation, while the state forest charges a parking fee. This day hike travels between the two properties. Tour mixed woods, plantations, and wet meadow bottoms, crisscrossing Steep Bank Brook to visit the rocky gorge of Windsor Jambs. Special attractions: Tranquil woods; rocky brooks; cascades; gorge; wildlife sightings of turkey, porcupine, and deer.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Pittsfield
Distance: 10.1
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Spring through fall for hiking. Reservation: 8AM to dusk; Windsor Jambs Scenic Area: 8AM to 8PM
Local Contacts: Windsor State Forest, 413-684-0948
Local Maps: Reservation and state forest trail maps (generally available at the respective sites).
Driving Directions: Directions to Notchview Reservation - Windsor State Forest

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