Beartown State Forest


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

Details of Beartown State Forest

Overview of Beartown State Forest

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 for Beartown State Forest

Sunrise to sunset

OHV riding season ended on November 27

Parking at Beartown State Forest

Daily parking fees May 14 to Labor Day:

MA resident   $8

Non-MA resident   $30

Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate

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Activities at Beartown State Forest

  • Hiking & walking

    The 1.5 mile Benedict Pond loop is a must in any season.
  • Nature watching

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

All Activities at Beartown State Forest

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

Facilities at Beartown State Forest

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

Accessibility at Beartown State Forest

Restrictions at Beartown State Forest

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

More info for Beartown State Forest

Hunting is prohibited in Arthur Warton Swann State Forest.

Off-road vehicle, off-highway vehicle, and all-terrain vehicle use is not allowed in the campground.

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