Local Natural Attractions

Belding Park & Ashfield Lake

The park is located on Main St. (Route 116), just east of the intersection with Route 112, and has a public boat launch on Ashfield Lake and picnic facilities. The lake has a beach with restrooms and a lifeguard during the summer months. Canoeing, fishing, swimming and diving from the dock are all popular activities.

Bear Swamp Reservation

Hawley Road, about 1/2 mile west of the town center. Hike three miles of trails, some steep in places, to a nearby beaver pond and terrific views of hillside orchards spreading below and the distant Green Mountains. For more information, visit the Trustees of Reservations website.

Chapel Brook

Williamsburg Road about 2 miles from the intersection of Route 116, Creamery Road and Williamsburg Road. Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the brook’s picture-perfect pools and falls. For more information, visit the Trustees of Reservations website.

Ashfield Trails Network

Ashfield Trails is a volunteer collaborative which for several years has been working to establish a community network of trails and footpaths in and around the Town of Ashfield.

D.A.R. - State Forest

78 Cape Street (bordering Ashfield, MA)
Route 112
Goshen, MA 01032

Phone: 413-268-7098

Other Recreational Activities

Other activities around Ashfield include: 

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Downhill skiing is available at nearby Berkshire East.
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Snowmobiling