Local Natural Attractions

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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, (413) 268-7098

Other Recreational Activities

Other activities around Ashfield include cross-country skiing, snow-mobiling, golf, fishing, and hiking. Downhill skiing is available at nearby Berkshire East.