Plainfield Pond

Plainfield, Massachusetts 01070

Plainfield Pond

Plainfield Pond Professional Review and Guide

"This pond perches high on the Berkshire Plateau, surrounded by
gorgeous forests. This is a great place to study trees, shrubs, and
aquatic plants. Large granite slabs on the pond’s north end add a scenic quality."

Plainfield Pond Reviews

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7/6/2009
Plainfield Pond is located in the Berkshire Plateau Region. There is very easy access from the roadside parking. Thick stands of shrubs line the pond; mostly highbush blueberry and mountain laurel. Granite slabs abound along the shore and create several small “islands”. Numerous freshwater mussels as well as empty shells can be found around several of these islands- the leftovers from otters and birds. The water is clear and one can see the nesting areas of bluegills in northern end of the pond which does get “marshy”. One can explore this secluded marsh for about 100 yards. Kingfishers, phoebes, flycatchers, and pine warblers, and a beaver were observed.
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Plainfield
Nearby City
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Class I
Class
Spring through Fall
Season
Camping at Savoy Mountain State Forest, Clarksburg State Park, Mount Greylock State Reservation, Mohawk Trail State Forest
Local Contacts
Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 21: M28; USGS Ashfield
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