Hiking The October State Forest

The 5th most popular hiking trail in Massachusetts.

Northeast of Lee in the Bershires, the 16,000 acre October State Forest has 30 miles of trails and logging roads in the Berkshires. A section of the Appalachian Trail passes through the forest.

To reach the hiking trailhead from the Mass Turnpike, use Exit 2. Head west on SR20 and turn right on Center Street in Lee. Follow the signs to the parking area.

Overall, October State Forest is the 5th most popular hiking trail of all 36 hikes in Massachusetts.

October State Forest Hiking Map

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Local Contact(s):  OSF(413) 243-1778; Mass. Tourism (800) 447-MASS; Berkshire Tourism (800) 237-5747; Berkshire Central Reservations (888) 248-4760.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Trails In Massachusetts" from Falcon Guide

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Bucksteep Manor, Washington (413) 623-5535; Cranwell Resort (413) 637-1364

Luxury Loding:  Canyon Ranch, Lenox (800) 326-7080; Wheatleigh, Lenox (800) 321-0610

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Date Updated:  7/27/2016

ID:  6902

October State Forest Hiking Map

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