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Mount Greylock State Reservation
Stand atop the Commonwealth’s highest peak, 3,491-foot Mount Greylock, and take in the panoramic five-state view. The Appalachian Trail connects Greylock with Mounts Fitch and Williams to the north saddle Ball Mountain to the south. Steep-sided ravines are created by Hopper and Money Brooks, pr...
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Mohawk Trail State Forest
Description: Named for the Native Americans, who inhabited the region, this forested tract offers a chance to see large mammals and their sign. It also contains five stands of old-growth timber and seasonally provides on-site camping and interpretive programs. The Mohawk Trail (Route 2) is a scenic drive at any time of year but is most popular in October, when fall foliage is at its peak.

Wildlife to Watch: From the state forest headquarters, take the Indian Trail toward Clark Mountain. Check stands of beech trees for black bear claw marks on the forest floor, evidence that bears have been feeding. Watch for buck rubs on small-diameter saplings, places where the bark has been rubbed off by male white-tailed deer jousting with their antlers in anticipation of the November breeding season. Also look for ragged tips on sprouting woody vegetation and low hemlock branches, particularly on south-facing slopes. This suggests deer feeding activity in the winter. The nature trail at the east end of the campground is another good viewing area. While driving the Mohawk Trail, scan roadside files and dairy farm pastures for flocks of wild turkeys, and be sure to stop and sample some of the many maple sugar products for which the area is renowned.

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Ownership: DEM 
Size: 6450 acres 
Closest Town: Charlemont

RestroomsParkingTent CampingFishingCross Country SkiingPicnic tablesHuntingHandicap AccessibleFee

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

Black Bear - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
From Interstate 91, take Route 2 west for 24 miles to the entrance.

For more information call (413) 339-5504.

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Mohawk Trail State Forest : Wildlife Viewing Area