DAR State Forest (MA)

78 Cape Street, Rte. 112, Goshen, MA 01032


Updated: 2014-01-28 00:53:31 Short URL: gonj.me/darsf
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) donated 1,020 acres to the Commonwealth for a state forest in 1929. Since then more than 750 additional acres have been acquired to include Upper and Lower Highland Lakes, which offer a popular swimming beach, shady picnic area and a group picnic pavilion. Located in the eastern foothills of the Berkshires, discover 15 miles of mixed-use trails through northern hardwood-conifer forest. Climb the Goshen fire tower for spectacular views of the Connecticut River Valley and into five states.

The campground offers 51 wooded campsites featuring modern comfort stations with showers and a private beach. Wheelchair accessible campsites are also available. In summer other activities include: non-motorized boating, hiking, fishing, horseback riding (bring your horse), and mountain biking. In winter ice fishing, skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are popular.

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Trail & Path Info

Miles of trails are found around the park, which we found great for hiking and exploring.

Categories

Activities:
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paddling - Kayak/Canoe/Row boat
  • Swimming
Amenities:
  • Bathrooms
  • Beach
  • Car Top Boat Launch Only
  • Nature / Environmental Center
  • Firetower
Trails:
  • Boardwalks
  • Some are challenging
  • Rugged / Rocky
Parks & Gardens:
  • State Forest
  • State Park
  • Scenic Overlook / Waterfalls

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