Massachusetts Guide for Tourist

Massachusetts Guide for Tourist

MIDSTATE TRAIL

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

CAMPING TRIPS

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.

USEFUL GUIDEBOOKS

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

CAMPGROUNDS

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.

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