Beartown State Forest

Address

69 Blue Hill Road, Monterey, MA 01245
Historic site
Accessible
Dogs Allowed

Details

Overview

This 12,000 acre forest is the perfect place to visit no matter the season. Swim, boat, or fish in Benedict Pond. In the winter, you can cross-country ski and snowmobile.

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Campground office (mid-May to mid-October)

Sunday - Saturday:
8:00 am-4:30 pm

Parking

Daily parking fees

MA resident $8
Non-MA resident $15

 

Activities

Pitched tent in the woods

Camping

Year round camping is available, including several wheelchair accessible sites.
Person hiking through woods

Hiking & walking

The 1.5 mile Benedict Pond loop is a must in any season.
Raccoon in tree

Nature watching

Catch a glimpse of the wildlife including deer, bobcats, fishers, and yes, bears.

All Activities

  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Biking
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobiling

Facilities

  • Boat ramp (car top)
  • Grills
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms

Accessibility

  • Camping
  • Restrooms 
  • Swimming

Restrictions

  • No alcohol
  • Dogs are not allowed on beach and adjacent lawn

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