Granville State Forest

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Coordinates: 42°3′35″N 72°58′17″W / 42.05972°N 72.97139°W / 42.05972; -72.97139
Granville State Forest
Massachusetts State Park
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Granville State Forest
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Hampden
Towns Granville, Tolland
River Hubbard River
Location 323 West Hartland Road
 - elevation 1,194 ft (364 m)
 - coordinates 42°3′35″N 72°58′17″W / 42.05972°N 72.97139°W / 42.05972; -72.97139
Area 2,426 acres (982 ha)
Founded Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location of Granville State Forest
Website: Granville State Forest
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Granville State Forest

Granville State Forest is a Massachusetts state park located in the towns of Granville and Tolland in the southern Berkshire Hills along the state's southern border with Connecticut. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). It is adjacent to Connecticut's Tunxis State Forest.[1]

Description[edit]

This area was once the Tunxis Native American tribe's hunting and fishing grounds. After discovery by English pioneer Samuel Hubbard in 1749 much of it was converted to open pasture and farmland. Under protection, the forest is regenerating with typical northern conifers and hardwoods. The Hubbard River drops 450 feet (140 m) in 2.5 miles (4.0 km), forming pools and waterfalls as it passes over various rock formations.[1]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Camping: Granville offers a camping area with accessible restrooms and shower facilities. Camping season is from late-May through mid-October. Camping is available only at designated sites and no wilderness camping is allowed. There are a limited number of sites available for RVs up to 35 feet long. There are no hook-ups or trailer waste station.
  • Trails: Trails may be used for hiking, walking, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
  • The forest also offers fishing and restricted hunting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Granville State Forest". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 

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