Finerty Pond via AT is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lee, MA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
After using the alltrails location for directions, the gps tried to send us down a multi use trail to the trailhead. We parked and followed the gps in hopes of finding more direction to this supposed 6.1 mile "loop." This trail led us to a stream that we couldn't cross due to a downed bridge. From there we went back to the car parked on county rd and started to hike that section of the Appalachian trail towards bald top. We walked 1.8 miles in to the cabin and turned around. The beginning was a little steep, but there were no vistas.
We explored two different trails while we were here and had a lot of fun. The sights were beautiful and the wildlife was enchanting.
Very easy trail except for a few muddy spots but gorgeous.
We found some signs as we were on the way to another area before a concert at Tanglewood and decided to go here rather than to the place we'd intended as this location was closer to Tanglewood. We started in a camping area on the southwestern area of the overall state forest. There were a few trails originating in the campground: the Loop Trail, the Ledge trail and the Tamarack trail. We took the Ledge Trail, which was about a 2 mile hike with about 800' elevation over the course of the trail - the steep section was a decline of 600'. It featured gorgeous rocks, streams, waterfalls, and a crossing in a falls area. We had a group of 4, with a couple inexperience hikers, one was 11. The trail is rated as moderate or difficult depending on where you look, and I would agree, though we didn't have any problems with it. Our biggest challenge was that it was very moist and slippery - lots of very wet moss on nearly every rock. But we loved it and had a lot of fun. Took about 2 hours to complete it.