Brimfield State Forest
|Brimfield State Forest|
|Massachusetts State Forest|
Dean Pond Recreation Area
|Towns||Brimfield, Monson, Wales|
|Elevation||978 ft (298 m) |
|Area||3,523 acres (1,426 ha) |
|Management||Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation|
|Website: Brimfield State Forest|
Brimfield State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest located in and around the town of Brimfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts. The forest includes Dean Pond Recreation Area, a popular spot for fishing, picnicking and swimming. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Activities and amenities
- Trails: Over 20 miles (32 km) of roads and trails are used for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.
- Day-use area: Dean Pond Recreation Area offers a 100-foot-long (30 m) swimming beach, picnic grounds, and fully accessible restrooms.
- The forest also offers fishing and restricted hunting.
In the news
- "Brimfield State Forest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
- "Brimfield State Forest". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
- Stabile, Lori (June 21, 2013). "Dean Pond in Brimfield reopening; park has been closed since June 2011 tornado". The Republican. MassLive LLC. Retrieved September 15, 2014.