At 16,127 acres, October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts, offering visitors a place to camp, hike and enjoy the outdoors while they visit nearby Tanglewood and other points of interest. 46 campsites dot a sunny hillside. Several sites are wheelchair accessible. The forest's trails delight hikers and equestrians. Trails are available for every level of experience, and include the famous Appalachian Trail. One of the most scenic trails lead to Schermerhorn Gorge, a striking natural feature which has intrigued generations of geologists. Countless varieties of wild plants and animals can be found in the varied terrain of this vast forest.
October Mountain State Forest is located in western Massachusetts.From the east or west: Follow the Mass Pike (Rte. I-90) to exit 2 in Lee. Turn right onto Rte. 20 west to Center St. in Lee, follow the state forest signs to the park.