Pittsfield State Forest Cross Country Skiing

The 18th most popular XC Ski in Massachusetts.

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Near Pittsfield in the Taconic Range, the Pittsfield State Forest has 30 miles of wooded trails.

To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from the Mass Turnpike, use Exit 2. Head west on SR20. Follow signs into park. Turn right on to Hungerford Street, then left on to West Street. Make a right on to Church Hill Street and follow the signs to the park. The Cascade Street entrance is hidden on the left side of the road, if you reach the Dan Casey Causeway then you have gone too far.

Note: On the trail map, motorized vehicles are only permitted on trails marked by a solid line. Non-motorized use is allowed on trails marked by either solid or dotted lines.

Overall, Pittsfield State Forest is the 18th most popular cross country ski area of all 21 Nordic ski destinations in Massachusetts.

Pittsfield State Forest Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  State Forest (413) 442-8992; Mass. Tourism (800) 447-MASS.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Berry Pond Campground

Reference Source:  click here http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/

GPS:  42.4942, -73.3003

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  7/5/2016

ID:  14059

Pittsfield State Forest Cross Country Skiing Map