Tolland State Forest

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Tolland State Forest
Massachusetts State Park
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Location of Tolland State Forest in Massachusetts
Location of Tolland State Forest in Massachusetts
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Counties Berkshire, Hampden
Towns Otis, Tolland, Blandford, Sandisfield
Location Tolland Rd, Otis, Massachusetts, USA
 - coordinates 42°8′41.36″N 73°2′59″W / 42.1448222°N 73.04972°W / 42.1448222; -73.04972Coordinates: 42°8′41.36″N 73°2′59″W / 42.1448222°N 73.04972°W / 42.1448222; -73.04972
 - elevation 1,457 ft (444 m)
Area 15,000 acres (6,070 ha)
Created 1925[1]
Managed by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Nearest town Otis, Massachusetts
Website : Tolland State Forest

Tolland State Forest is a 15,000-acre (6,100 ha) Massachusetts state forest located in the southern Berkshire Hills in the towns of Otis, Tolland, Blandford and Sandisfield.[1] The forest, which is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, is the site of Otis Reservoir, the largest body of water for recreational use in western Massachusetts.[1]

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Camping/day-use: The camping and day-use area sits on a peninsula of the 1,065-acre (431 ha) reservoir. There are more than 90 sites for tents and RVs, swimming and picnicking areas, showers, handicapped-accessible restrooms, and dump station.
  • Fishing: A boat ramp provides access to the reservoir which is stocked in spring and fall with trout by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife.[2]
  • Trails: Forest trails are available for hiking, walking, mountain biking, off-road vehicles, and cross-country skiing.
  • The forest also offers educational programs and restricted hunting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gilmore Trail". MassParks: Tolland State Forest. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Western District". Trout Stocked Waters. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Fish & Game. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 

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