Willard Brook State Forest, Ashby

#111 of 150 in Nature in Massachusetts
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Willard Brook State Forest is a publicly owned forest with recreational features located in the towns of Ashby and Townsend, Massachusetts. The forest's fast-running brook and tree stands of a classic New England nature give it a character more in line with that of the forests found farther west in the state. It is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
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  • On a fall foliage tour in New England, our tour guide surprised us with a stop at this state park - Damon Pond to be more specific. He wanted to show us a covered bridge, and it was so charming! The.....  more »
  • The walk along the river is beautiful and there is a beach, more kids than anything, camping family style, and trapp falls, but there is one more thing... The 2nd week in June the Mountain Laurel...  more »
  • This is a sprawling Massachusetts state park along a substantial, fast-running brook. It's popular for picnicking and camping in the summer and for hiking on well-marked trails all year round. Trap Falls, just off Route 119 in the middle of the park, is an iconic destination, especially in winter and spring when the water is high. An easy-to-moderate hike along the brook is picturesque.
  • willard Brook Trail is a quick 2 miles if all your looking for is to race to the end and back. But if you looking for photo possibilities this is the place. I took so many photos. Do wear traction to hike if you plan on visiting. The ice along the trail is very slick and stretches almost the entire path. Also the parking area is closed but there is another parking area right outside the gate and it's a 1min walk to the trailhead.

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