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Clarksburg State Forest

Clarksburg State Forest

Location

Clarksburg State Park is located in the town of Clarksburg traveling north from the city Of North Adams, on Route 8. Access to the park is on Middle Road approximately 6 miles from North Adams.

Features

This State Park contains 317 acres of mountain uplands, containing forests, streams, trails and a pond. The Altitude is from 1000-2000 feet. There are opportunities for camping, hiking, picnicing, swimming, fishing, hunting and winter sports.

Flora & Fauna

Predominant tree species include fir, red and white pine, maple, beech, birch, spruce and oak. Deer and smaller mammals are numerous, as well as many game and songbirds. Trout may be fished from the streams which 4ind their way throughout the forest.

Facilities

At Mauserts Pond recreational facilities include a parking area for 150 cars, 100 picnic tables and fireplaces, a bathhouse, beach and supervised swimming area. Also at Clarksburg State Park, a camping area provides 50 sites, sanitary facilities and water for the campsites. Forest headquarters lies just inside the State Park entrance from Middle Road.

Points of Interest

Nearby places of historic and scenic interest are to numerous to mention in entirety as shown by this sampling: Hoosic Tunnel; Mohawk Trail; Natural Bridge; Mount Greylock State Reservation; Williams College; and the Clark Art Institute.

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