Massachusetts Guide for Tourist
89 miles. This trail runs in a north-south direction through the middle of Massachusetts, beginning in Douglas State Forest at the Rhode Island line, and ending at Ashburnham, close to the New Hampshire border. It passes through a hilly, mostly forested region of the state, following old roads much of the time and offering some nice views.
Camping Regulations: Camping is restricted to five designated areas along the trail where there are lean-tos. No permits or fees are required.
For Further Information: Trails Program, Department of Environmental Management, 225 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114; (617)727-3160.
MASSACHUSETTS CAMPING RESOURCES
ORGANIZATIONS WHICH OFFER WILDERNESS
Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108; (617)523-0636. This major club has chapters in Massachusetts as well as other northeastern states. Some of the chapters offer backpacking and wilderness camping trips.
AMC Massachusetts and Rhode Island Trail GuideBoston: Appalachian Mountain Club, 1989.
Berkshire TrailsGriswold, Whit. East Woods Press, 1983.
Fifty Hikes in MassachusettsSadlier, Paul and Ruth. Woodstock, VT: Backcountry Publications, 1983.
Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Massachu-setts-Connecticut Harpers Ferry, WV: The Appalachian Trail Conference, 1990.
The Sierra Club Guide to the Natural Areas of New EnglandPerry, John and Jane. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1990.
INFORMATION ABOUT STATE PARK AND FOREST
Massachusetts Division of Forests and Parks, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02202; (617)727-3180.
STATE HIGHWAY MAP AND TRAVE1 INFORMATION
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02202.