Brimfield State Forest

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Brimfield State Forest

Massachusetts

(413) 267-9687

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Things To Do

Overview

This rolling, heavily forested property has over 20 miles of roads and trails and is used primarily for hiking, walking, horseback riding and fishing. Dean Pond Recreation Area, located in the western portion of Brimfield State Forest, has a pavilion, comfort station, 100 linear feet of beach and picnic facilities. The roads are popular for equestrian use and related special events.

Map of Brimfield State Forest (MA)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.105580, -72.260670

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Mountain biking is available on the State Forest's trails.

  • Fishing

    Over 20 miles of roads and trails are used primarily for hiking, walking, horseback riding and fishing.

  • Hiking

    Over 20 miles of roads and trails are used primarily for hiking, walking, horseback riding and fishing.

  • Horseback Riding

    Over 20 miles of roads and trails are used primarily for hiking, walking, horseback riding and fishing.

  • Hunting

    Restricted hunting is available; contact the park for details.

  • Picnicking

    NOTE: Dean Pond is unstaffed for the 2010 season. The water body is no longer a designated swimming area and swimming is not allowed. There are no lifeguards and DCR is not testing the water quality. There are no picnicking, parking or bathroom facilities available.

  • Water Sports

    NOTE: Dean Pond is unstaffed for the 2010 season. The water body is no longer a designated swimming area and swimming is not allowed. There are no lifeguards and DCR is not testing the water quality. There are no picnicking, parking or bathroom facilities available.

  • Winter Sports

    In winter, visitors can cross-country ski on 20 miles of trail.

Directions

Driving

HQ's & Dean Pond Recreation Area are located off of Rte 20 in south-central Mass.

From the West: Take Massachusetts Turnpike East(Rte. I-90E) to exit 8 in Palmer. Take Rte. 32 South to Rte. 20 East. Follow Rte 20E towards Brimfield. Take a right onto Monson Rd. Take your next left onto Dean Pond Rd. Recreation area will be on your right in 2 miles.

From the East: Take Mass Pike (Rte. I-90) to exit 9 in Sturbridge. Take Rte. 20 West thru Brimfield center. Take a left onto Monson Rd. Take your next left onto Dean Pond Rd. Recreation area will be on your right in 2 miles.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(413) 267-9687

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