Ames Nowell is open year-round for daytime recreation. Cleveland Pond is popular with boaters and fisherman. If you're looking to stay dry, there are several miles of trails along the pond edge and surrounding woods.
Out of an abundance of caution, Appalachian Trail shelters, campsites, and privies within the Massachusetts state parks system are closed for the 2020 hiking season.
Appalachian Trail runs 2175 miles, stretching from Georgia to Maine. The trail provides a continuous green pathway through a chain of mountains and hills. Of the vast trail way, 90 miles is home to Massachusetts. Traveling over Mount Everett in the south, all the way up and through Mount Greylock in the north. The Appalachian Trail provides offers hiking for both the long-distance or day hiker.
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Cheshire, MA 01225
The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is an old railroad track converted into a 10-foot wide paved trail. The trail runs 12.7 miles through the towns of Cheshire, Lanesborough and Adams. Cheshire Reservoir, and the Hoosic River offer outstanding views of the scenery and wildlife. Parking lots and restrooms are available at selected locations along the way.
Bash Bish Falls is the highest single-drop waterfall in the state. Take a hike and enjoy a picnic on the rocks. Explore the neighboring wilderness at Mt. Washington State Park, or cross the border into New York’s Taconic State Park.
Beaver Brook Reservation is 59 acres of open fields and woodlands. The ponds and waterfall make the park's north section a delightful place for a walk or picnic. The south section features athletic fields, a spray deck, and more.