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Clarksburg State Park
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1199 Middle Road
Clarksburg, Massachusetts   01247

Phone: 413-664-8345
Reservations: 413-664-8345
There is no more beautiful place to view fall foliage than Clarksburg. The abundant, unspoiled forestland offers breathtaking views of both the Berkshire Hills and Green Mountains. At the state park, scenic Mauserts Pond is a landscaped day use area offering swimming, picnicking, fishing, and a pavilion area. The pond is skirted by a scenic trail along which visitors can observe a variety of wild plants and animals. 50 well-spaced campsites are located near the lake.

The state forest is a 2,933-acre tract of undisturbed land popular with hunters. The Appalachian Trail passes through the forest, which was once home to the Mohawk Indians.
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1. Clarksburg State Park offers a 45-acre Mauserts Pond for swimming.
2. The pond is surrounded by beautiful views of the Berkshire Hills.
3. Lifeguards are not provided, so swim at your own risk.
4. Swimming areas aren't marked or roped off in this park.
5. There's no fee to use the beach and swimming area on weekdays; weekends have small fees during summer months.
6. The water quality gets tested regularly ensuring safe conditions for swimmers.
7. Picnic tables near the shore provide an ideal spot for post-swim meals or relaxation.

The park offers a 35-acre pond for boating activities. Non-motorized boats are allowed on the water, providing opportunities for canoeing and kayaking in particular. There is also a boat ramp available to visitors who bring their own vessels.
Enjoy fishing in a 44-acre scenic pond, home to species like largemouth bass and yellow perch. Other fish include chain pickerel and sunfish varieties such as bluegill. The park also offers ice fishing during winter months for an adventurous experience.

Clarksburg State Park offers scenic picnic areas with tables and grills, surrounded by beautiful views of the lake and forest.
Biking enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of trails, but be aware that some paths are challenging due to steep inclines.

Mountain biking is popular here; however, it requires proper gear and experience because the terrain can get rough.

While cycling routes offer scenic views around the 368-acre lake, caution should be exercised as they often have sharp turns.

The park's natural beauty makes for enjoyable rides but remember to stay alert for wildlife crossing your path unexpectedly.

Although there aren't any designated bike rentals on-site, bringing personal bikes is allowed and encouraged by officials.

Do note: during winter months or after heavy rainfalls these trails may become slippery - extra care must then be taken.

Remember always wear safety equipment when riding through forested areas with overhanging branches which could pose potential hazards.

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Clarksburg State Forest is located in the northern part of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts.

From the east: follow Rte. 2 west to North Adams and the intersection with Rte. 8 north. Follow Rte. 8 north to Middle Road on the left. Turn left onto Middle Rd. Clarksburg State Park is on the right.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte. I-90): Take exit 2 (Lee). Turn right on Rte. 7 north towards Pittsfield. Follow Rte. 7 north to Williamstown. Turn right on Rte. 2 east to North Adams. Follow Rte. 2 east through North Adams and the intersection with Rte. 8 north. Follow Rte. 8 north to Middle Rd. on the left. Turn left onto Middle Rd. The park is on the right.

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