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.
Savoy Mountain State Forest, on 11,000 acres, is a less crowded version of Mt. Greylock State Reservation. The park is especially appealing to children because of the good swimming in North Pond (there isn’t much legal swimming on Greylock). Hiking is less challenging, too, and the pleasant hike to Tannery Falls brings you to one of the nicest falls in the Berkshires. There are four cabins (rentable year-round) on the banks of South Pond and forty-five campsites available Memorial Day to Columbus Day; call Reserve America at (877) 422-6762.