Pond Loop Beartown State Forest

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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The Berkshires are located in the far west section of Massachusetts, in the rolling hills between New York and Boston. Well known for their natural beauty and ease of access, the Berkshires have inspired great authors and artists such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Norman Rockwell, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau over the years. Hike around the 35-acre Benedict Pond, taking a rest halfway to sit on the bench gazing over the pond and listen to the children swim and play.This easy-to-follow flat hike is great for beginners or hikers with young children. Possible wildlife sightings include deer, bobcat, beaver, and bear, to name a few.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Berkshires

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Berkshires

by Jim Bradley (Falcon Guides)

The Berkshires are located in the far west section of Massachusetts, in the rolling hills between New York and Boston. Well known for their natural beauty and ease of access, the Berkshires have inspired great authors and artists such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Norman Rockwell, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau over the years.

Hike around the 35-acre Benedict Pond, taking a rest halfway to sit on the bench gazing over the pond and listen to the children swim and play.This easy-to-follow flat hike is great for beginners or hikers with young children. Possible wildlife sightings include deer, bobcat, beaver, and bear, to name a few.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Trail Running
Nearby City: Great Barrington
Distance: 1.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Fall
Additional Use: Swimming
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Beartown State Forest
Local Maps: USGS Great Barrington; park map available on the park website
Driving Directions: Directions to Pond Loop: Beartown State Forest

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Apr 2018