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Monroe is the smallest town in Franklin County and considered to be in the middle of nowhere.  It lies in the farthest northwestern corner of the county. It is sometimes called Monroe Bridge because once the Hoosac Tunnel and Wilmington Railroad were completed, crewmen were told to leave the town’s mailbags at the Monroe bridge. In 1888, the post office was established and was known as the Monroe Bridge Post Office.

Monroe also was home to a paper mill that employed a lot of the locals.  There was also a prison camp and nearly forty years after its abandonment, the Monroe camp is long since vanished virtually without a trace.  There is evidence saved of a few bits of concrete and metal refuse in a clearing in the woods.

The town's eastern border with Rowe is along the Deerfield River. It is bordered by Vermont to the north and the town of Florida to the south and west.

 
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The town of Monroe was featured on Chronicle 5 WCVB.  Population of only 120, learn more about this little gem hidden in the hills of Western Mass.  Check out the YouTube video here

 

The Outdoors

Although the town is small, Monroe attracts many visitors because of its big whitewater on the Deerfield River. Several rafting companies take people down the class IV Monroe Bridge section of river. Many people also enjoy boating and fishing further down the river on the calmer sections.

Monroe is home to part of the Monroe State Forest, which also extends into the town of Florida. In the forest, there is a lookout platform on Hunt Hill offering breathtaking views, and miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding, plus more than five miles of streams.

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The locals love to fish and white water rafting along the Deerfield River and hike along the many trails throughout the Monroe State Forest.  

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