Savoy Mountain State Forest makes it easy to leave the everyday world behind. Scenic North and South Ponds, with wooded edges and hills rising in the distance, offer tranquil places to fish, picnic and swim. 45 campsites and 1 group site are located in an old apple orchard. Four log cabins overlook South Pond, available for year-round rental. Over 50 miles of wooded trails invite year-round recreational access to spectacular natural features. Hike the Bog Pond Trail, with its floating bog islands. Or climb up Spruce Hill on the Busby Trail for breathtaking views, especially during fall foliage and hawk migration. Be sure to visit Tannery Falls (and nearby Parker Brook Falls), where Ross Brook flows through a deep chasm, and then cascades over 50 feet to a clear pool below.

hiking
2 months ago

We took the trail up to the Falls, through the muck and the bugs, but also up and down beautiful terrain. It looks like much of the trail goes through what used to be a riverbed, so you may want to leave your trail sandals at home. Honestly, the hike was solid enough to keep us on our toes and keep our need for beauty satisfied, but the Falls themselves are otherworldly. There is a lot of scrambling/stairs when you make it up to the falls, so if you have knee problems, it may be best to drive up.

hiking
2 months ago

Can't speak to the full hike, but there is parking near the falls, it's a relatively short hike and easy to follow. Parker Brook Falls is just as beautiful, if not more beautiful than Tannery Falls.. and they're right next to one another.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, especially for kids. Easy for the first mile, then a moderate uphill to get to the overlook. Crossed a few streams with some small waterfalls. Nice view of North Adams and Adams at the top.

Great waterfall. Be careful driving to the trailhead on the dirt road because it was really muddy after the recent spring rain. The trail was poorly marked, so I relied heavily on the All Trails map feature to avoid getting lost. Definitely worth it!

hiking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Perfect trail for a hike after work or on a limited time frame on weekends. Perfect for solo hiking with dogs. The trail is typically well maintained, but can get (and stay) very muddy for the first quarter mile because of heavy tree cover. There are some interesting historic foundations from earlier settlements. Gorgeous views of the Hoosac Valley once you reach Spruce Hill

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

This is my favorite trail for when I want a quick hike in the woods. Mostly easy, but it gets steep and rocky at the final 500ft or so. The view at Spruce Hill/Hawk Lookout is spectacular, and a great spot to picnic.

snowshoeing
Thursday, January 07, 2016