October Mountain State Forest

317 Woodland Rd, Lee, Massachusetts 01238 USA

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Fri 12a-11:59p
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“The most scenic trails lead through Schermerhorn Gorge!”

At 16,500 acres, October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts. Here visitors can camp, hike and enjoy the outdoors while they visit nearbyTanglewood and other Berkshire Region points of interest. 47 campsites dot a sunny hillside and offer a great base to explore this vast forest. The name of "October Mountain" is attributed to writer Herman Melville, whose view from his home in Pittsfield of these hills in fall impressed him so. The state forest originated from the former estate of William C. Whitney, President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of the Navy. Trails are available for every level of experience, and include the famous Appalachian Trail . One of the most scenic trails lead through Schermerhorn Gorge, a striking natural feature which has intrigued generations of geologists. Countless varieties of wild plants and animals can be found throughout the varied terrain of this vast forest.

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October Mountain State Forest

317 Woodland Rd
Lee, Massachusetts
01238 USA

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Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 47 Camp Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Showers

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