Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation, South Deerfield

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Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation is a state-owned, public recreation area managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation located in South Deerfield, just west of the Connecticut River. The state park includes the summits of North Sugarloaf Mountain and South Sugarloaf Mountain, as well as 1.75 miles of frontage on the Connecticut River and two river islands. The park is part of a larger park designation called the Connecticut River Greenway State Park. Portions of the park property along the river are used by the University of Massachusetts Amherst for agricultural research.
The state maintains an automobile road and an observation tower on South Sugarloaf, open from late spring through the fall foliage season. The reservation is accessible via Route 116. Parking for a fee is available at the base of the mountain and at the summit of the auto road. The reservation is open for hiking, picnicking, and scenic viewing. Hiking trails include a section of the 20-mile Pocumtuck Ridge Trail. Canoe and kayak camping is allowed on the islands.
Christopher J. Ryan. “Mount Toby Trail Map”. Fourth edition. Newall Printing, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1999.
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  • We grew up in the area and were back for a family memorial service. We took our adult children for a view from the top. There were some great picture opportunities and fun was had by all.  more »
  • The best part is hiking up the road or trail and getting to the top for the view... never the same and always breath taking.... enjoy the views!!  more »
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  • This place is Absolutely beautiful at the top of the mountain.. there are a couple paths to hike up. One easier then the other or you can hike up the paved road. I hike up with my wife an 9 year old with my 10 month old baby on my back. It was a little challenging but so worth it . About a 35 min hike up at a slow pace.. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL
  • Mt. Sugarloaf St. Reservation is a great place to hike or take the drive up the southern peak. There is also a northern peak with hiking trails. I have hiked both mountains numerous times and both have great views. The vistas are better on South Sugarloaf but the overlook on North Sugarloaf is worth a visit too in my book. On the summit of South Sugarloaf is an observation tower and places to have a picnic or cookout. I haven't driven up in a while, not sure if it's still free or if there's a fee. Either way, I highly recommend this Reservation for locals and visitors to explore.

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