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The entrance to this trail is close to the end of the rest area parking drive.
We had some trouble finding the beginning of the trail. When you arrive at this location, it is a rest area, but there is not much signage about the trail. Unfortunately we went up the jeep trail/fire road to the right for sometime before realizing that we were not on the right path.
Once we got on the path, the trail was well-kept and it was a nice hike. It would definitely do it again.
So beautiful in the late spring... The beginning of the trail along the stream is so lovely it looks like Hobbits should live there. There is a nice easy little loop with signs stating the historical importance of different sites. Shaker Mt. is a nice little after work not-too-too-steep- UP, but entirely avoidable if you aren't interested in a climb.
Dale S. on Turner Trail
Pittsfield State Forest is a great park with mixed activities available. I hiked up the Lulu Brook trail, followed a trail and road to Berry Pond and somehow managed to find a sign on the way back down that said "Turner Trail". Beyond the sign, I'm not sure I actually hiked very much of it. Multiple trails crisscross and signage is at a minimum for the most part. I even found a trail that wasn't on the map. Overall, it was a very pleasant walk with a bit of an overlook at the top. Berry Pond was a good stopping place as well. Trails are in good condition, map is helpful, signage - not so good.