Within the rolling northern hardwood forests of Sandisfield State Forest is York Lake, featuring a popular day use area with a 300-foot beach for unguarded swimming, a picnic area and a boat launch ramp. Some of the lakes are stocked with trout and are accessible to non-motorized boats. York Lake is stocked by Mass Wildlife 3 times each year. Other seasonal activities including walking and hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Hunters are also welcome (in season). Hike the moderate difficulty 2.2 mile Pond Loop Trail (Healthy Heart Trail) for scenic views of the lake. Nearby, Campbell Falls State Park is a small scenic area on Campbell Falls Rd., off the Norfolk Rd. (CT Rte. 272) in New Marlborough, at the Massachusetts-Connecticut state line. At this bi-state park discover a 62-foot double-pitch waterfall as the Whiting River drops through a gorge, a spectacular experience in the spring. Access for a longer hike to the falls is available off Tobey Hill/Spaulding Rd. on the Connecticut State Park side. Be prepared, no services are available; please carry-in, carry-out all trash. Swimming is not permitted; dangerous conditions exist.

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty easy trail but a bit steep at the very end. Trailhead is off of old north road in New Marlborough - if you take that, the first time it splits keep to the left and the trailhead will be on you left.