A beautiful place to view fall foliage, Clarksburg State Park offers 368 acres of abundant and unspoiled northern hardwood forest with breathtaking views of the Hoosac Range, Mount Greylock and the Green Mountains. Mauserts Pond has a landscaped day-use area featuring picnicking, and a pavilion area. The pond is surrounded by 9.5 miles of foot trails along which visitors may observe a variety of wildlife, and perhaps a moose. The 3 mile Pond Loop Trail is popular with birdwatchers, and the very easy Shoreline Trail has beautiful water views. 45 well-spaced and wooded campsites are located near the lake, featuring a modern comfort station with showers. NOTE: Customers looking to boat or swim in Mauserts Pond should be aware the surface of the pond does show evidence of weeds. For more information regarding DCR's Lakes and Ponds program, please visit the DCR Lakes and Ponds webpage.

A nice short hike. Never super busy (no parking). I tend to go there and take a book with me to relax at the waterfall. The water is really cold but try wading over to the base of the falls. There are some rocks on the side to sit on. My dog loves splashing around and playing fetch. Very easy trail.

Nice waterfall. Easy short walk next to the river.

walking
1 month ago

Very beautiful for such a short walk out of town! Was a little hard to find as it is on the end of a street in a neighborhood but after that everything was great

on Pine Cobble Trail

hiking
1 month ago

steep at parts, but good hike.

on Pine Cobble Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great day hike with spectacular views at the top. Convenient parking.

walking
2 months ago

Great

hiking
2 months ago

Steep grade on a very well maintained and traveled path. A lot of people. Rocky in spots. Easy parking. Definitely coming back for foliage. Make sure to look both sides.

This is my go to hike. I try to enjoy it weekly. I hike fast to get a good workout I can be up and down in an hour. But generally and an easy pace it takes about 1:45-2 hours. View at the top is worth it. Sunrise can be amazing up there!

Great views at the top.

Nice open trail with a beautiful waterfall . it's 1.6 round trip, not point to point, so an easy hike for anyone to try.

hiking
4 months ago

I love this hike. Nice 2-3 hours with lovely views and just demanding enough to feel good. Do it every time I visit Williamstown.

hiking
5 months ago

Accurate rating of moderate difficulty, it was a steady incline the whole way up. I'd call it high-moderate for the steady incline. Trails were extremely well kept and marked all the way up. That is until the peak, there's a sign to stay on trail but then the path at the top to the summit isn't marked anymore. There are a few spots to check out the beautiful views. Great day hike, worth coming back in the fall for the foliage.
Parking was a bit tough, small area but fortunately people were leaving and a couple of spots opened up. Just something to keep in mind.

First time up the pine cobble. hiked up and ran down. Took about an hour. Beautiful trail with awesome views at the summit.

hiking
6 months ago

great quick hike with moderate climb. mostly uphill for the entirety. views of Williams view and the range behind it were spectacular. other side of the peak give limited views of North Adams and surrounds. We did it in spring with light foliage. rRecommended. 3 hrs overall.

on The Cascades Trail

hiking
6 months ago

This is a nice little trail, it's marked wrong on this site, it starts at the end of Marion Avenue, there is barely a parking area and starts basically in someone's back yard, either way if you find it its a beautiful easy out and back trail along the water and the waterfall at the end was gorgeous, saw lots of dogs, I'm not from the area but I bet it's a pretty active swimming hole in the summer time for locals

hiking
10 months ago

Nice parking. Well maintained. Nice wooded trail and open meadow trail. Challenging run. Nice walk with dog. Beautiful view in meadow at sunset. No view at summit.