Skiing Near the Mohawk Trail
Rafting, fishing, kayaking and other outdoor sports locations.
New England's Outdoor Adventure Center! With top notch Zip Lining, Whitewater Rafting, Downhill Mountain Biking and North America's longest Mountain Coster, there is an adventure for everyone. Accommodations at our scenic Warfield House Inn Available.
Wild and rugged Monroe State Forest has beep valleys, steep mountains and tall trees reaching for the sky. To view this forested landscape with valley-filled fog is an unforgttable experience. A hike to the top of Spruce Mountain or to Raycroft lookout offers magnificent panoramas of the surrounding Hoosac and Green Mountains and Deerfield River. From the parking area off River Road, hike the Dunbar Brook Trail through shaded stands of old-growth old-growth Eastern Hemlock and associated northern hardwood trees. The pristine brook tumbles and drops 700 vertical feet in two miles, over huge moss-covered boulders forming entrancing waterfalls, rapids and pools.
The forest has reclaimed much of the farmland and pastures that previously existed here in the 1800's. Only cellar holes and stone walls remain; stark memorials to the rugged individuals who once wrested a living from this rocky soil.
The forest is open sunrise to sunset year-round. Access is free. No services are available.
All terrain vehicles and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Snowmobiling is available conditions permitting (4-inch minimum hard-packed snow base.
Savoy Mountain State Forest makes it easy to leave the everyday world behind. Scenic North and South Ponds, with wooded edges and hills rising in the distance, offer tranquil places to fish, picnic and swim. 45 campsites and 1 group sites are located in an old apple orchard. Four log cabins overlook South Pond, available for year round rental.
Over 50 miles of wooded trails invite year round recreational access to spectacular natural features. Hike the Bog Pond Trail, with its floating bog islands. Or climb up Spruce Hill on the Busby Trail for breathtaking views, especialty during fall foliage and hawk migration. Be sure to visit Tannery Falls (and nearby Parker Brook Falls), where Ross Brok flows through a deep cham, and then cascades over 50 feet to a clear pool below.
The park is open from 8am until dusk, year-round. Access is free, however a $5 fee is charged from mid May through Clumbus Day for parking only at North Pond day-use and for visitors to the campground.