Clarksburg State Park

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Clarksburg State Park

Massachusetts

(413) 664-8345

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Overview

A beautiful place to view fall foliage, Clarksburg State Park offers 368 acres of abundant and unspoiled northern hardwood forest with breathtaking views of the Hoosac Range, Mount Greylock and the Green Mountains.

Scenic Mauserts Pond has a landscaped day-use area featuring swimming, picnicking, fishing, and a pavilion area. The pond is surrounded by 9.5 miles of foot trails along which visitors may observe a variety of wildlife, and perhaps a moose. The 3 mile Pond Loop Trail is popular with birdwatchers, and the very easy Shoreline Trail has beautiful water views. 45 well-spaced and wooded campsites are located near the lake, featuring a modern comfort station with showers.

Map of Clarksburg (MA)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.734048, -73.076848

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Activities

  • Boating

    Canoeing and non-motorized boating is available on the Mauserts Pond. NOTE: Customers looking to boat or swim in the pond should be aware the surface of the pond does show evidence of weeds.

  • Bird Watching

    The 3 mile Pond Loop Trail is popular with birdwatchers.

  • Camping

    There are 45 well-spaced and wooded campsites are located near the lake. Camping season is from mid-May to mid-October. Campground office hours are from 8am-6pm on weekdays, and 8am-midnight on weekends. Accessible campsites and comfort station are available. Reservations are suggested. Wilderness camping is also available in nearby Clarksburg State Forest at 3 designated sites along the AT.

  • Fishing

    Visitors can fish in Mauserts Pond.

  • Hiking

    The pond is surrounded by 9.5 miles of foot trails along which visitors may observe a variety of wildlife, and perhaps a moose. The 3 mile Pond Loop Trail is popular with birdwatchers, and the very easy Shoreline Trail has beautiful water views. Clarksburg State Forest, located 3 miles west of Clarksburg State Park, is a 3,011-acre tract. This undisturbed forest land is popular with hunters and hikers. 4.5 miles of Appalachian Trail passes through the forest into Vermont and the Green Mountain National Forest. Wilderness camping is available at 3 designated sites along the AT. Please inquire about access and recreational opportunities.

  • Picnicking

    A picnic area with pavilion, restrooms, and bathhouse is available next to the beach area.

  • Water Sports

    Unguarded swimming is available at designated beach area on Mauserts Pond. NOTE: Customers looking to boat or swim in the pond should be aware the surface of the pond does show evidence of weeds.

  • Wildlife Watching

    Visitors can observe a variety of wildlife near the ponds -- perhaps even moose!

  • Winter Sports

    In winter, visitors can cross-country ski along the forest's 9.5 miles of trail.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open from sunrise to one half-hour after sunset, year-round. Facilities are available from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Camping season is from mid-May to mid-October. Campground office hours are from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. - midnight on weekends. Reservations are suggested

Directions

Driving

From the East/I-91: From I-91 take Exit 26 in Greenfield and follow MA Rte. 2 west for 34 miles to North Adams, to intersection with MA Rte. 8 north. Turn right and follow Rte. 8 north for 3 miles to Middle Road. Turn left onto Middle Rd. and continue for 0.1 mile to park entrance on right.

From South, East or West/MassPike (I-90): Take Exit 2 in Lee and follow US Rte. 20 west to US Rte. 7 north to Williamstown for 31.7 miles. Take MA Rte. 2 east for 6.2 miles, through downtown North Adams, to MA Rte. 8. Turn left and follow Rte. 8 north for 3 miles to Middle Road. Turn left onto Middle Rd. and continue for 0.1 mile to park entrance on right.

From North/Vermont: Take VT/MA Rte. 8 south from the Massachusetts-Vermont line for 0.5 mile. Turn right onto Middle Rd. and continue for 0.1 mile to park entrance on right.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(413) 664-8345

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