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“Worth Spending a day exploring” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mohawk Trail State Forest

Mohawk Trail State Forest
Route 2, Charlemont, MA MA 01339
413 339-5504
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Charlemont
Type: Forests, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Hiking
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Owner description: More than 6,000 scenic acres offer outdoor enthusiasts lodging in 62 campsites and overnight log cabins, plus a variety of activities including trout-fishing, hiking and picnicking.
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“Worth Spending a day exploring”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

As visitors we were not sure what to expect but the the experience turned out to be more than worthwhile. We were not inclined or equipped to explore off the beaten track but there are numerous viewing points, stores and picturesque villages off the trail. The area is served by a more than adequate through road and even given that it was the ' Fall ' it was not especially crowded. It can take you most of the day stopping off where you like and returning to Williamstown. There are plenty of cafe's with toilet facilities on the way. There are several pull overs where you can sit down next to the river and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Lovely Campground”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We visited in early August and despite the campground being full, it didn't feel terribly crowdwd. We were down right next to the river and the sites are spaced out nicely. Because we were between the campsites and the river, initally we had a number of folks strolling through our site to ge to the river, but once we angled our vehicles to block access, that stopped. Our 2 boys had a blast playing in and around the river - the water level was low enough that it wasn't a dangerous situation. Park staff was EXTREMELY frendly and helpful. We did have to ask our neighbors to turn down their music after quiet hours, but I only had to ask once and then it wasn't an issue.
Overall a very nice expereince. We're going back in early October to try out the cabins!

Visited August 2013
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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“Great camping spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a great state park for getting away from the rat race of city/suburban life. It is a beautiful state park, well kept, and still relatively primitive. The campsites are reasonably spacious, and there are sites for many types of campers: car campers, groups, small RVs (nothing more than about 25' will fit), car-free areas, and cabins. The roads are newly paved and the recovery from Hurricane Irene is quite fascinating to see, including the latent damage, which is very evident in the banks of the Deerfield River. Be forewarned, this is an isolated area and obtaining a cell phone signals was a very rare occurrence. The bathrooms were very well kept and most sites have lockable bear-safe containers to hold food. Like all Mass. state parks, alcohol is prohibited. Dogs are permitted with proof of vaccinations. Bring bug spray, gear, and a smile; you'll have fun!

Visited September 2013
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Acton, Massachusetts
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“state forest charlemont”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

playing in babbling stream, swimming in denned pool...eating at picnic tables; almost no-one else there!

Visited October 2012
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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“nice campground in a scenic area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My husband and I camped here 3 nights last weekend and found it to be a very quiet and well kept area. We had #46 at the end of the lower loop, so no one was behind or to the side of us. a family with several children and a dog were diagonally to the other side, but they were so quiet we hardly knew they were there! We hiked the Indian lookout trail up and then connected to the Mohegan/Mohawk trail down the other side and came around the bottom on a group of trails near the river. Very good hike with tall pines and nice views. We also zip-lined at Berkshire East (do the valley jump) and visited Shelburne Falls. Lovely area - can't wait to come back

Visited July 2013
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