Pittsfield State Forest

Address

1041 Cascade St., Pittsfield, MA 01201
Historic site
Handicapped Accessible
Dogs Allowed

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Overview

This sprawling, 1100-acre forest includes Berry Pond and 30 miles of trails. You can hike, mountain bike, or go horseback riding, among other activities. om the mountain range to Berry Pond, you're sure to find the perfect outdoor adventure.

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Parking

Daily parking fees:

MA residents $5
Non-MA residents $10

 

Activities

A person walking through trails.

Hiking

Explore 30 miles of trails for all levels of experience. From the Taconic Crest to the Tranquility, you're sure to find an adventure that's right for you.
A campsite along the outskirts of the woods.

Camping

Plenty of campsites are available for your stay. Looking for adventure? Set up camp atop Berry Mountain.

All Activities

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Mountain biking
  • Biking
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Horseback riding
  • Educational programs
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobiling

Facilities

  • Grills
  • Paved bike paths
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms

Accessibility

  • Accessible education programs
  • Accessible hiking trails
  • Accessible picnicking
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Accessible skiing

Restrictions

  • No alcohol
  • No littering
  • Keep on marked trails
  • Make sure your boat and equipment are clean before launching
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
  • No ATV parking at Lulu Brook
  • No ATV parking or riding on park roadways
    • Parking is available at Potter Mt. Road Trailhead.
  •  ATVs must be kept on a trailer or vehicle at all times.

More info

Be sure to visit nearby Balance Rock State Park, located in the northeastern corner of the forest. Here you'll find a 165-ton boulder balancing itself on bedrock.

Available campsites
  • Berry Pond Campground
    • 13 rustic campsites atop Berry Mountain
  • Parker Brook Campground
    • 12 campsites at the mountain base
  • Bishop Field
    • 6 open-field campsites

Group camping is available at:

  • Bishop Field (up to 20 people)
  • Lulu Brook (up to 50 people)

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