(Constructed for Universal
Ashland State Park A quarter
mile paved trail runs from parking lot to the reservoir and
offers great views and benches.
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
Bradley Palmer State Park A mostly shaded trail travels half-mile+ on level terrain
along the Ipswich River.
D.A.R. State Forest Features
a one-half mile stabilized stonedust trail that travels through
the woods alongside Upper Highland lake. Includes benches,
fishing pier, and lakeside views.
Dunn State Park Features a
three-quarter mile stonedust trail that leads through the
Harold Parker State Forest
Mt. Tom State Reservation Features a one-half mile loop trail that winds along a section
of Lake Bray and rambles through the forest and a large clearing.
Includes fishing pier.
Pittsfield State Forest A
paved three-quarter mile trail known as the "Tranquility
Trail" winds through the woods and crosses a brook. Taped
audio tour available at park headquarters for visitors with
Savoy Mountain State Forest A quarter mile of stabilized stonedust trail travels through
woods and skirts the lake. Offers benches and views.
Scusset Beach State Reservation A 7.5 mile paved walkway skirts the Cape Cod Canal and offers
a fishing pier.
Wells State Park: 1 mile improved
loop through forested area includes wetlands and stonework
of historical significance.
Wendell State Forest: ½
mile “Friendly trail” from park headquarters to
Ruggles Pond is a moderate descent through the forest to a
picnic area and undeveloped waterfront with a view of beaver
(Contact park or Universal
Access Office for trail maps)
Borderland State Park Three
miles of a wide and hardpacked trail loop that has minimal
grades. This quiet wooded trail was once used as a carriage
road and offers a relatively easy excursion through the forest
providing views of Leach Pond.
D.A.R. State Forest One mile
loop along lake, woods and campground. Half the trail is rugged
with rocks, roots, cross slopes and grades.
Dunn State Park One mile loop
around pond with stairs, substantial grades and unramped bridges.
Access from Betty Springs Road for best accessibility to fishing
pier. Easy hike to peninsula.
Mt. Tom State Reservation One mile loop around Lake Bray starts extends from the accessible
trail and for a very rugged hiking experience.
Robinson State Park Half of
a mile of the trail is naturally accessible near the Westfield
River. Options include traveling up a gradual incline to a
Walks and Hikes for People who are
For information on recorded indoor and outdoor park tours
around Massachusetts for visitors who are blind, contact the
Universal Access Office. To receive a free copy of the booklet "Hiking Trails for the Blind with a Sighted Guide" call 413 442-8928. This booklet offers hiking information
in the Berkshires.