Willard Brook State Forest

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Coordinates: 42°39′45″N 71°47′31″W / 42.66250°N 71.79194°W / 42.66250; -71.79194
Willard Brook State Forest
Massachusetts State Park
Ashby - Route 119 in Willard Brook SF.jpg
Route 119 passing through Willard Brook State Forest
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Towns Ashby, Townsend
Location Route 119
 - elevation 558 ft (170 m) [1]
 - coordinates 42°39′45″N 71°47′31″W / 42.66250°N 71.79194°W / 42.66250; -71.79194
Highest point
 - elevation 800 ft (244 m)
Area 2,929 acres (1,185 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Willard Brook State Forest

Willard Brook State Forest is a Massachusetts state park located in the towns of Ashby and Townsend about 50 miles (80 km) from Boston. The forest's fast running brook and tree stands of a classic New England nature give it a character more in line with that of the forests found in the western parts of the state.[3] The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Trails: Forest trails are available for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. The fairly challenging Friends Trail connects the campground to the one at Pearl Hill State Park. The full trail takes up to three hours to complete and hikers should be in good physical condition.
  • Camping: The property has 19 campsites and one yurt at Damon Pond. Campground office hours are 9 am – 10 pm. The regular camping season is from late May to early September.[3]
  • Picnicking, swimming, fishing, and restricted hunting are also available.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willard Brook State Forest". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing". Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Willard Brook State Forest". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 

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