Chester-Blandford State Forest

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Chester-Blandford State Forest
Massachusetts State Forest
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Hampden
Towns Chester, Blandford
Elevation 1,024 ft (312 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°14′58″N 72°56′58″W / 42.24944°N 72.94944°W / 42.24944; -72.94944Coordinates: 42°14′58″N 72°56′58″W / 42.24944°N 72.94944°W / 42.24944; -72.94944 [1]
Area 2,776 acres (1,123 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Chester-Blandford State Forest

Chester-Blandford State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest and recreation area located in the two towns for which it is named: Chester and Blandford. The forest includes remnants of small mining operations and the 60-foot cascade at Sanderson Brook Falls. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

Forest trails are used for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. The forest also offers picnicking, restrooms, fishing, restricted hunting, off-road vehicle use.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Chester-Blandford State Forest". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Chester-Blandford State Forest". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 

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