Nearby Recreation

Learn about the exceptional recreation activities available right in the Franklin and Hampshire County area of the Pioneer Valley Region. If you have any questions about the area, contact Wanda. You can also learn more about Western Massachusetts' culture.

White Water Rafting

Skiing

Zip Lining

Points of Interest

Recreation

Unique Shopping

Golf

Apple Picking

Events

State Forests

  • Catamount State Forest - (413) 339-5504. Between Colrain and Charlemont, can be accessed by Four Mile Square Road in Colrain.
  • Conway State Forest - (413) 268-7098. Southern Conway, it's reached from West Whately Road off Route 116 just east of the Village.
  • H.O. Cook State Forest - (413) 339-5504. Colrain, located 1 mile east of Route 8A on State Farm Road, south of the Vermont State line.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution State Forest - (413) 268-7098. 1,000 acre forest in Ashfield and Goshen. Reached by taking Cape Street, about 1 mile from the Route 112/Spruce Corner intersection.
  • Erving State Forest - (978) 544-3939. 4,479 acres reached by North Street from the center of town or from Route 2A on Wendell Depot Road where there is an administration building.
  • Kenneth Dubuque State Forest - (413) 339-5504. 7,822 acres in Hawley reached either from Route 8A off Route 2 in Charlemont or from Route 116 in Plainfield to Route 8A in Charlemont.
  • Leyden State Forest - (413) 545-5993. 61 acres between County and Beaver Meadow Roads in Leyden.
  • Mohawk Trail State Forest - (413) 339-5504. 6,457 acres located in the towns of Charlemont, Savoy, Florida and Hawley on Route 2 in Charlemont.
  • Monroe State Forest - (413) 339-5504. A 4,321-acre forest that is in southern and central Monroe and extends into Florida. . It is reached off Route 2, east on Monroe Road.
  • Mount Grace State Forest - (978) 544-6536. In Warwick, encompassing 1,689 acres. An administration building is located on Route 78 near the New Hampshire border.
  • Mount Toby Reservation - (413) 545-5993. In Sunderland, on Reservation Rd off Rte 47 at the Montague town line.
  • Northfield State Forest - (413) 545-5993. Hunting, fishing and hiking on 2,223 acres. This forest can be reached on Wendell Depot Road north, off Route 2.
  • South River State Forest - (413) 339-5504. 500 acres in Conway. Accessed from Shelburne Falls and Bardswell Ferry Roads north of Route 116.
  • Shutesbury State Forest - (413) 659-3797. 845-acre forest located off Cooleyville Road.
  • Warwick State Forest - (413) 545-5993. Reached on Route 78 and Athol Road.
  • Wendell State Forest - (413) 659-3797. 7,900 acres in Wendell. Reached by Wendell Depot Road off Route 2A or Cooleyville Road from Route 202.