Sandisfield State Forest

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Sandisfield State Forest
Massachusetts State Forest
York Lake, Sandisfield State Forest, New Marlborough MA.jpg
York Lake
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Town Sandisfield
Elevation 1,673 ft (510 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°5′42″N 73°11′10.5″W / 42.09500°N 73.186250°W / 42.09500; -73.186250Coordinates: 42°5′42″N 73°11′10.5″W / 42.09500°N 73.186250°W / 42.09500; -73.186250 [2]
Area 4,190 acres (1,696 ha) [3]
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Sandisfield State Forest

Sandisfield State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest filled with rolling hardwood forests in the town of Sandisfield.[2] It is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. A highlight of the forest is York Lake, which was created from swampy ground by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935.[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Lakes: The shallow, 35-acre (14 ha), man-made York Lake offers a 300-foot (91 m) swimming beach, fishing, non-motorized boating, boat ramp, picnic grounds, and restrooms. The lake is stocked with trout three times each year.[4] West and Abby lakes also have fishing.[5]
  • Trails: Trails available for hiking and cross-country skiing include the 2.2-mile (3.5 km) York Lake Loop Trail.
  • The forest offers seasonal hunting. Black bears might also be seen within the park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandisfield State Forest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c "York Lake Loop Trail". MassParks: Sandisfield State Forest. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing". Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sandisfield State Forest". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sandisfield State Forest". The BerkshireWeb. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 

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