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Basin Pond

Lee, Massachusetts

Basin Pond

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A walk through magical mixed broadleaf and evergreen woodland,
this partial loop trail is as yet a mostly undiscovered Berkshire gem and a wonderful walk to take with small children. An angular gneiss boulder at the edge of the parking area serves as a rocky portal and a portent of things to come. A few feet beyond, a map kiosk relates the fascinating and tragic history of Basin Pond.

Twice—first in 1886 and again in 1968—the failure of flawed earthen dams led to multiple loss of life downstream. In 1975, the Clark-Aiken company sold the property to conservationist N. Robert Thieriot. Following his death in 1998, his estate
bequeathed the land to the Berkshire Natural Resources Council in 2001."

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Explorer | 45 pts
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3/12/2019
An amazing hike not effected at all by the snow. Such a nice hike one of my favorites from the ones I’ve been on recently.
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Somerville, MA
Explorer | 30 pts
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8/30/2014
Basin Pond Trail is a truly beautiful, relaxing and well-marked trail suitable for families with children, elders and animals. We started at the trail head parking lot off Becket Rd. It took us less than 2 hours to complete the entire trail.
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Trail Information

Lee
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3.1
Distance
290 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5-2 hours
Duration
Berkshire Natural Resources Council, 20 Bank Row, Pittsfield, MA 01201 (413-499-0596; bnrc.net)
Local Contacts
USGS East Lee; trail map available online
Local Maps

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