Mount Everett State Reservation

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Coordinates: 42°06′06″N 73°25′58″W / 42.10167°N 73.43278°W / 42.10167; -73.43278
Mount Everett State Reservation
Massachusetts State Park
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Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Town Mount Washington
Elevation 2,602 ft (793 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°06′06″N 73°25′58″W / 42.10167°N 73.43278°W / 42.10167; -73.43278 [1]
Area 2,492 acres (1,008 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Mount Everett State Reservation

Mount Everett State Reservation is a Massachusetts state park located in the town of Mount Washington and managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The reservation is highlighted by 2,624-foot (800 m) Mount Everett, from which panoramic views of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York can be had.[3] The reservation is bordered by two other Massachusetts state parks, Bash Bish Falls State Park and Jug End State Reservation and Wildlife Management Area.

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Guilder Pond offers picnicking, canoeing, and group day-use opportunities.
  • The parks has trails for hiking and cross-country skiing. The Appalachian Trail crosses the summit of Mount Everett.

Old growth[edit]

The reservation contains about 530 acres (210 ha) of old growth forest.[4] Most of the old-growth forest occurs on the east side of Mount Everett, containing eastern hemlock, eastern white pine, and hardwoods such as sugar and red maple, white and northern red oak, American beech, and sweet and yellow birch. Old growth forest with a similar composition occurs around Guilder Pond. The summit supports a dwarf forest of pitch pine and bear oak that, aside from clearing for a fire tower and trails, has not been disturbed for centuries. See the list of old growth forests in Massachusetts for details.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mount Everett". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing". Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mount Everett State Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Mary Byrd Davis (23 January 2008). "Old Growth in the East: A Survey". Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 

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