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Savoy Mountain State Forest
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260 Central Shaft Road
Florida, Massachusetts   01247

Phone: 413-663-8469
Reservations: 413-664-9567
Savoy Mountain State Forest makes it easy to leave the everyday world behind. Scenic North and South ponds, with wooded edges and hills rising in the distance, offer tranquil places to fish, picnic and swim. 45 campsites are located in an old apple orchard. Four log cabins overlook South Pond, and are available for rental year-round.

Miles of wooded trails invite recreational use of the forest in all seasons. Spectacular natural features include Bog Pond, with its floating bog islands, and Tannery Falls, which cascades through a deep chasm, finally plunging over a precipice to a clear pool below.

The campground office hours are 9am?9pm. The regular camping season is from mid-May to mid-October. Don't forget you are in bear country. Never physically confront, feed, torment or throw anything at bears. Take appropriate precautions with food so as not to attract bears.
History of the Area
Savoy Mountain State Forest is located atop the Hoosac Mountain Range in northwestern Massachusetts. The Hoosac Range is an extension of the Green Mountains of Vermont, and is the first mountain barrier encountered west of the Connecticut River Valley. "Hoosac" is an Algonquin word meaning, "place of stones". The mid-1800's brought construction of the Hoosac Tunnel for railroad transportation and a population boom for the towns of Florida and Savoy. When the tunnel was completed, the railway workers left, and many of the town's young people left the area to work in the woolen mills in the larger towns of Adams and North Adams, or to join the land rush to the west. During the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) reforested abandoned farmland with Norway and Blue Spruce, and built new concrete dams at Bog, Burnett and Tannery Pond to replace older dams. Apple trees interspersed throughout the campground are the only reminder today of its farming history. The remainder of the park includes the North Pond recreational day use area, South Pond area for campers, Bog Pond, Burnett Pond, and over 60 miles of multi-use trails.
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1. Savoy Mountain State Forest Campground: This campground offers 45 campsites, including some that are wheelchair accessible. It has restrooms with showers and a picnic area.

2. North Pond Cabin: A rustic log cabin located on the shore of North Pond in Savoy Mountain State Forest is available for rent year-round.

3. Tolland State Forest Campgrounds: Just south of the forest, this camping site provides waterfront sites along Otis Reservoir where you can enjoy fishing or boating activities as well.

4. Mohawk Trail State Park Camping Site: Located east to the state park offering over 50 campsite options surrounded by lush greenery and hiking trails nearby.

5 October Mountain's Lee Area: Situated southeast from here providing tenting areas equipped with basic amenities like grills & fireplaces etc., also allows pets at designated places only.

6 Clarksburg's Mauserts pond: Another option near north side which includes swimming facilities too apart from regular ones.

7 Pittsfield state forest: Towards southwest direction having multiple recreational opportunities such as mountain biking,hiking trials etc alongside usual features.
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1. Busby Trail: A 3-mile loop trail that offers a moderate hike with beautiful views of the surrounding forest and wildlife.

2. Spruce Hill Trail: This is an easy, family-friendly 2.5 miles round trip trail leading to panoramic vistas from atop Spruce Mountain.

3. North Pond Loop: An approximately five mile long moderately trafficked loop around North Pond offering scenic water views and bird watching opportunities.

4. Bog Pond Trail: A short but rewarding one-mile trek through wetlands teeming with unique plant life including carnivorous pitcher plants; boardwalks are provided for easier navigation in marshy areas.

5. Throne Hill Trails: These trails offer various lengths ranging between two to six miles featuring mixed hardwood forests, streams, ponds and abundant wildflowers during springtime.

6. Mohawk:Mahican Cross Country Skiing Loop: In winter months this becomes a popular cross-country skiing route spanning over seven miles across varied terrain within Savoy Mountain State Forest.

7. Savoy Kanary Kampsites Connector: It's about half:a-miles-long connecting campsite visitors directly into the larger network of hiking paths throughout the park area.

8. Raycroft Lookout Pathway: Short yet steep climb up Raycroft lookout provides hikers stunning view overlooking Berkshire Hills.

9. Parker Brook Falls & Tannery Falls Hiking Route: Approximately three:quarters-of-a-mile path leads you towards these twin falls cascading down moss-covered rocks amidst lush green surroundings.

10. Burnett Peak via Burnett Road: Roughly four:and-half-miles out-and-back challenging track takes experienced hikers uphill all way till summit providing breathtaking mountainous landscape panoramas.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 15 Great For Families by Jfallon
park review stars; one to five This is a great place for families. It is quiet and clean with huge open spaces for the kids to play. The two ponds are nice.
June 23 nice quiet by greg
park review stars; one to five pictureesqe property
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Savoy Mountain State Forest is located in the northern part of western Massachusetts.

From the east: Follow Rte. 2 west to the town of Florida. Turn left onto Central Shaft Rd. Follow the signs to the park entrance on the right.

From the west: Follow Rte. 2 east to the town of Florida. Turn right onto Central Shaft Rd. Follow the signs to the park entrance on the right.

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