We went to the State Forest when we were on vacation in the Berkshires. We went on a weekday and therefore did not have to pay anything. Shortly into the park they have a parking area with a bathroom which was a godsend since my kids decided at that time they needed to go. They had a small area to swim there, but it was too cold the week we went (strange weather in July). We then walked the trail in that area which broke off to a few different trails. One led you to a lake, and another led you to Balance Rock, etc. Unfortunately the trails weren't marked as to which one led you where, so we didn't attempt to walk to Balance Rock. We did however find the lake (there was a sign eventually for it). Bring bug spray! (typical of walking in the woods), and bring water and a snack. We then traveled the road within the park and it took us in a long circle. There were trails along the way, and you could pull over and walk them, but we weren't about to with our kids. We did stop at the top of the hill. When you get up there the view is absolutely amazing. So, it's a typical state forest with walking trails and a small area to swim. If you're looking for a place to picnic and hike, then it's a good place to go. Just have an idea of where you're going before hand, or rely on spontaneity as nothing is marked.