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Chester-Blandford State Forest

Rte. 20
Chester, MA 01011

Chester-Blandford State Forest offers a rustic park experience and spectacular Sanderson Brook Falls. Explore trails and places with names like Mica Mine Road and Gold Mine Brook that recall the days when the hills of Chester were pitted with small mines producing mica, emery and corundum. Boulder Park features an easy-graded Universal Access interpretive trail and pavilion amidst shady Eastern Hemlocks.

Hike up an easy grade for 1 mile to see the 60 foot cascade at Sanderson Brook Falls; or try the H. Newman Marsh Memorial Trail featuring a challenging, but rewarding, climb to the top of Observation Hill, with views spanning up and down the wild and scenic Westfield River valley. Take some time to explore along the historic Jacob's Ladder Scenic Byway (US Rte. 20) as it climbs up and over the Berkshire Hills.

Activities

Hiking & walking
Trails of varying difficulty span the forest. Take an easy stroll or push yourself with a challenging hike.

All Activities at Chester-Blandford State Forest
Hiking
Biking
Mountain biking
Horseback riding
Hunting
Fishing
Snowmobiling
Cross-country skiing

Facilities at Chester-Blandford State Forest
Picnic area

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