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.

Bullitt Reservation

Located on Bullitt Road in Ashfield.  It is a 265 acres swath of land of what once was cropland and pasture.  For more information visit the Trustees of Reservation Bullitt Reservation web page.

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.  Follow us on Facebook.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) State Forest

DAR State Forest offers dozens of campsites, forest trails, a lake to swim and fish in.  It borders Ashfield and is located at 78 Cape Street (Route 112) in Goshen, Massachusetts.  For more information on their activities, fees and to download trail maps refer to DAR Forest website.  

Other Recreational Activities

Other activities around Ashfield include: 

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