Jug End Rd., Egremont
c/o 143 East St., Mt. Washington, MA 01258
Jug End offers one of the most scenic areas in the Berkshires. The former site of the popular
Jug End Barn resort, this 1,158 acre property has been returned to a natural state. It is now managed for passive recreation and environmental research in partnership between DCR and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.
For hikers, the 2 mile Jug End Loop Trail journeys through a mixture of open fields, northern hardwood and Eastern Hemlock woodlands. Access and parking is also available to the Appalachian Trail, on Jug End Rd. (unpaved section), linking it to Mount Everett State Reservation.
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Jug End State Reservation is located in the southern Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
From East or West/MassPike (I-90): Take Exit 2 in Lee. Follow MA Rte. 102 west for 4.7 miles to Stockbridge. Turn left and follow U.S. Rte. 7 south for 7.7 miles through Great Barrington. Turn right and follow MA Rte. 23 west for 4.9 miles to South Egremont. Turn left onto MA Rte. 41 south, then take immediate right, Mount Washington Road and continue for 1.7 miles. Turn left onto Jug End Road and continue for 0.6 mile. Access road and parking are on the right.
From South/Rte.41: From Salisbury, CT take CT/MA Rte. 41 north for 10.3 miles into Sheffield, MA. Turn left onto Curtis Rd. (unpaved), becomes Jug End Rd., keep left at intersection and continue for 2.5 miles. Access road and parking are on left.
Things to know before you go...
The park is open sunrise to sunset year-round. Access is free. Day-use parking permitted only.
Be prepared: No services are available. Carry-in, carry-out all your belongings and trash.
Be bear aware: Don't forget you are in Black Bear country. Never physically confront, feed, torment or throw anything at bears. Take appropriate precautions with food so as not to attract bears.
Rattlesnakes reside at this Park: They are protected by law. Never approach, handle, provoke or move snakes.
Tick warning: Take precautions to avoid ticks. Check for ticks at regular intervals.
Pets are permitted. Must be on a 10-foot maximum leash and attended at all times. Must have proof of current Rabies vaccine. Please be courteous and clean up after your pet.
Prohibited: Motorized off-road vehicles and alcoholic beverages.