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Madame Sherri Forest - West Chesterfield

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Madame Sherri Forest - West Chesterfield

I would like to go and snap photos of the staircase in this forest during the leaf color-changing season. Is there public transportation to this spot or are there any tours or should I book a taxi? When is the ideal time to go to get all the good colors? Are there any covered bridges or other scenic spots to photograph in the area? Thanks!

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1. Re: Madame Sherri Forest - West Chesterfield

Just a few thoughts...

Where will you be coming from that you are interested in public transportation?

There is a Greyhound bus station in Brattleboro as well as a train stop (if coming from New York City or Burlington Vermont...but its a long ride). From Brattleboro you can hike up a switchback trail and then down into the park to the spot you want to be but I don't think any of that would be convenient.

You could most certainly hire a taxi but that would likely be expensive...again...depending on your starting point. Probably more expensive than renting a car for a day or two.

The best way to get to Madame Sherri's Forest is by renting a car and driving there. The ruins are kinda cool and the hike is a decent workout and there are some nice views from the top!

There is a series of five covered bridges to the South and East of Madame Sherri's Forest but again...you need a car to get to them. There are lots of other very scenic things to photograph in the general area from Mt Monadnock to Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA to spots along the Molly Stark Trail (Route 9 in Vermont).

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Was thinking of going in by the nearest town, think it's Chesterfield? Flying down from Edmonton Canada. Possibly stay a few nights. Couldn't find the trail head nearest the ruins on a map, is it on the east side? Anyway, looking for the easiest entry, and will likely rent a vehicle if a taxi is too dear in price. Thanks for the info!

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3. Re: Madame Sherri Forest - West Chesterfield

Was thinking of going in by the nearest town, think it's Chesterfield? Flying down from Edmonton Canada. Possibly stay a few nights. Couldn't find the trail head nearest the ruins on a map, is it on the east side? Anyway, looking for the easiest entry, and will likely rent a vehicle if a taxi is too dear in price. Thanks for the info!

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4. Re: Madame Sherri Forest - West Chesterfield

For the record, I don't think Madame Sherri's Forest (MSF) all by itself is worth the trip from Alberta but it is a nice side trip as part of a much larger adventure (unless you have a personal connection to it).

I believe MSF is technically in Chesterfield but you will find more lodging and restaurant options in Brattleboro which is just as close to the trailhead as anything in Chesterfield (Chesterfield has one inn and nothing else). Since renting a car is likely your best bet, you should also consider staying in Keene which is fifteen minutes away. Keene is a nice college town with a lot of options from chain hotels to B&Bs and inns. Staying in Keene would also leave you closer to other scenic options like the covered bridges and Mt Monadnock.

The trailhead closest to the staircase and house ruins is a very short walk...maybe three or four minutes and almost no elevation climbing at all. Do a Google search for Egypt Road in West Chesterfield, NH. The trailhead is pretty much at the corner of Egypt Road and Gulf Road (South side of Gulf Road).

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