Jug End State Reservation and Wildlife Management Area

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Jug End State Reservation
Massachusetts State Park
View from Jug End peak on Appalachian Trail east of Jug End State Reservation-WMA "Guilder Hollow Road" block.jpg
View of Guilder Hollow Road & the Berkshires from Jug End peak
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Towns Egremont, Mount Washington
Coordinates 42°08′52″N 73°27′00″W / 42.14778°N 73.45000°W / 42.14778; -73.45000Coordinates: 42°08′52″N 73°27′00″W / 42.14778°N 73.45000°W / 42.14778; -73.45000
Prominence Jug End [1]
 - elevation 1,489 ft (454 m)
 - coordinates 42°08′37″N 73°26′20″W / 42.14361°N 73.43889°W / 42.14361; -73.43889
Area 1,191 acres (482 ha) [2]
Established 1994
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Jug End State Reservation

Jug End State Reservation and Wildlife Management Area is a public recreation area located in the towns of Egremont and Mount Washington, Massachusetts. The reservation occupies the site of the former Jug End Barn resort, which has been allowed to return to a natural state.[3] Mount Everett State Reservation is adjacent to the south. It is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.[4]

History[edit]

The Jug End Barn ski resort operated under various owners from 1938 until its permanent closure in 1983. The state took control of the property in 1994, enacting a program of environmental remediation to return the property to a suitable condition for use by the public.[5]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The Jug End Loop Trail passes through 2 miles (3.2 km) of open fields, northern hardwood and eastern hemlock woodlands. A portion of the Appalachian Trail also crosses the property.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jug End". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jug End Barn". New England Lost Ski Areas Project. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jug End State Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Final Management Plan: Jug End State Reservation and WMA". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. May 1996. pp. 9–10. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Mount Washington State Forest Trail Map" (PDF). MassParks: Jug End State Reservation. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 

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