Thousand Acre Swamp

New Marlborough, Massachusetts

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A great place to spend an afternoon exploring coves and swamps with lots of woods and wildlife. Thousand Acre Swamp is a broad, shallow impoundment that is full of fish, beautiful views, and bald eagles that frequently soar overhead. In addition there are reliable stories that one of the largest snapping turtles ever caught in Massachusetts, about 60 pounds, came from the marshy waters of Thousand Acre Swamp. What you will see on your visit is hard to say, but whenever you go to this isolated lake it will probably share some of its surprises with you. Perhaps even the cougars that some say they occasionally see along the shore.
Discover the Berkshires of Massachusetts

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Discover the Berkshires of Massachusetts

by Charles W.G. Smith & Susan A. Smith (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

A great place to spend an afternoon exploring coves and swamps with lots of woods and wildlife. Thousand Acre Swamp is a broad, shallow impoundment that is full of fish, beautiful views, and bald eagles that frequently soar overhead.

In addition there are reliable stories that one of the largest snapping turtles ever caught in Massachusetts, about 60 pounds, came from the marshy waters of Thousand Acre Swamp. What you will see on your visit is hard to say, but whenever you go to this isolated lake it will probably share some of its surprises with you. Perhaps even the cougars that some say they occasionally see along the shore.

©  Charles W.G. Smith & Susan A. Smith/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: New Marlborough
Distance: 1.8
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Local Maps: USGS Tolland Center
Driving Directions: Directions to Thousand Acre Swamp

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