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didn't see ant camp sites but nice hike steep at first we had to set up tent on 12 inches of snow about 5 miles past lake there was no designated camp site or fire pits

4 months ago

Nice trail with a sad,interesting history.

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6 months ago

Great trail for family and dogs! Has a loop now that is 2.5 miles with a few stream crossings and a waterfall if the weather isn’t t too dry.

not well marked but very scenic. do not park at campground and hike in as it adds an extra 2-3 miles

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9 months ago

clearly marked, seems popular. it has a small dirt parking lot and a visible sign by the side of the road.

Right near Lee and a great workout. Beautiful forest and trail.

park on the right, opposite the no tresspassing sign and walk past the big gate...keep your eyes peeled on the left for an unmarked path leading up...actually the entire first part of the trail is absent any legitimate markings...honestly it gets tricky and i had to use my gps once or twice....lots of fresh bear sign....moderate rating well earned for some of the elevation change and a couple small steep spots...my 60 year old dad with a nad hip did it although for him he said it was perfect and he wouldnt want much more difficulty....trail was EMPTY although there were people at the firetower at the top who came from a different trail....the view from the tower is nice..not amazing but nice

We hiked from the parking lot on Rt. 20 to Finerty Pond. It was a beautiful day. The climb from 20 was a little steep and the air was muggy but from Beckett Mt to the Pond it was perfect. Nice breeze and no bugs to speak of. Perfect trip. Lunch at the lake and then back to parking by 11:00. We didn't go to the north side of the lake but instead continued on the AT around the south side. Really fun.

nice trail easy to follow

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Monday, November 07, 2016

my daughter and I with our 2 dogs made the hike and stayed overnight on the peak of the mountain, and had a great time!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Amazing hike with our 10, 8 and 4 year old to gorgeous lake for swimming right off the cabin docks! Few pointers. If you look up goose pond as we did or take directions from this app, it takes you to goose pond road and the boat launch. Otherwise 5 miles past Lee outlet malls (right from 7 onto 20) and parking lot on right - "Jacob scenic ladder trail" signs- hike into woods and over I-90 to upper goose pond. We veered off white marked Appalachian trail last .5 miles to right in direction of goose pond cabin and spend time on docks there.

Friday, April 22, 2016

i did a 2 mile hike in to upper goose pond with my sons who are ages 8 and 6 and had a blast. we spent the night at a designated camping site and hiked back the next morning. there was convenient parking along rt20 and a beautiful area to go swimming. it was an amazing adventure !!!!

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

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.

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Sunday, July 05, 2015

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.

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