413 339-5504 (Mohawk Trail State Forest
2014 update on road conditions: Since 2011 the gates at Kenneth M. Dubuque Memorial State Forest have been closed due to the devastating effects of Tropical Storm Irene. Thanks to efforts of DCR staff, road conditions have been improved to provide safe travel in most areas. As always caution should be used when traveling all roads on DCR property. The roads that are unsafe and impassable are not open and have gates that will remain closed until such time they are safe to travel. A section of Middle Rd. will remain closed from the northern most gate to a gate at the intersection of Hunt and Hallockville Rd. Please contact Mohawk Trail State Forest at 413-339-5504 for further information.
Located within Hawley, Plainfield and Savoy, the 7,882 acre northern hardwood and spruce-fir forest offers 35 miles of mixed-use trails, six miles of hiking trails and one mile interpretive trail around Hallockville Pond. Discover an abundance of historic sites including cellar holes from the abandoned village of South Hawley; Moody Springs; a rare fieldstone "beehive" charcoal kiln; and remains of mill complex at Hallockville Pond.
The Massachusetts Student Conservation Association-AmeriCorps (SCA) program is headquartered at Hallockville Pond. For more information on the SCA program call: (413) 339-6631.
Dubuque State Forest is located in the northern Berkshires in western Massachusetts.
From East or West/Rte. 2: From MA Rte. 2 in Charlemont, follow Rte. 8A south for 8 miles to SCA/Hallockville Pond entrance on right and parking.
From East or West/Rte. 116: From MA Rte. 116 in Plainfield, take MA Rte. 8A north for 1 mile to the to SCA/Hallockville Pond entrance on left and parking.
Things to know before you go...
The forest is open sunrise to sunset year-round. Access is free. Interior roads are in poor condition.