Beartown State Forest Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"With over 12,000 acres to explore, the thought of hiking in Beartown State Forest may seem overwhelming. The Benedict Pond Loop Trail is a good place to start as it offers wonderful access to the water and the woods, and it connects to the Appalachian Trail (AT) for those who want to take a bit more of a hike.
During the warm months, the pristine 35- acre pond attracts swimmers, boaters, and fishermen, but try visiting in late fall and early spring to avoid the crowds. Year-round camping is also available at Beartown, giving you and your pooch the opportunity to spend a few days exploring the trails."