KENNETH DUBUQUE MEMORIAL STATE FOREST
7,822 acres. This state forest is situated in the Berkshires of northwest Massachusetts. Some of the terrain in the area is rugged, with elevations up to 1,800 feet. The forest consists mainly of hardwoods and hemlock, with streams and two sizable ponds. Wildlife includes white-tailed deer, black bear, and fox.
Activities: Several hiking and backpacking trails wind through the forest. Some bridle paths are also available. Cross-country skiing is possible here during the winter. Fishing is permitted, as is hunting in season.
Camping Regulations: Primitive camping is restricted to three designated areas which are located along the trails. Shelters are available at these sites. A small fee must be paid for camping each night.
For Further Information: Kenneth Dubuque Memorial State Forest, c/o Mohawk Trail State Forest, P.O. Box 7, Charlemont, MA 01339; (413)339-6631 (summer); (413)339-5504 (winter).