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Favorite Park in Western MA

This is hands down my favorite park in Western MA and one of my favorite outdoor spots in Western... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Reece L
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New York City, New York
Don't let the name fool you

Despite the unfortunate name, this place is idyllic and lovely. The large, quiet lake allows... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Mike L
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

We have hiked here often and bring our dogs- as long as they are on a leash. There is a boat launch where dogs can be off leash to swim here.

1  Thank sandythegroomer
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

A fee to enter park. Bring picnic and swim gear and spend the day in the shaded picnic area. Lifeguard on duty and markers keep swimmers safe.
Also drive beyond swim area and you can put in a small boat in the lake. It's a small body of water so kayaking, canoeing are best.

1  Thank Cushpond
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

I've been coming here since I was a kid. It I is a true gem. Beautiful campground, hiking trails, lake and beaches.

1  Thank LithiaLady
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Good spot for a hot day. Pretty State Forest with a beach, very family friendly. There were 2 lifeguards, the water was refreshing and shallow enough to be great for the kids.
Nice walking paths through the woods an around the lake.

2  Thank Footprints802766
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

We don't live far from the DAR. The camper's only beach was fantastic. We went in early June, so the water was a little cold. Fishing on the lake was superb even if you are just fishing from shore. No motorized boats so it doesn't get crazy like other State Park with public beaches. Caught bass, perch and several different species of sunfish. If you have bikes- bring them. Our son rode his bike on the roads non-stop for 3 hours. We liked it so much we are going back 2 more times in August. We had site 22 which was good. Try to stay away from 21 since it is right next to a bathroom. Recommend this place for any campers.

4  Thank Jon L
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