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“Makes a beautiful drive in any season”

Mohawk Trail State Forest
Ranked #6 of 15 things to do in Charlemont
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Owner description: More than 6,000 scenic acres offer outdoor enthusiasts lodging in 62 campsites and overnight log cabins, plus a variety of activities including trout-fishing, hiking and picnicking.
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Driving the Mohawk Trail is a tradition going back generations. Postcards at the gift shops along the way show people in a Model T making the drive. I have driven it when the fall colors are at their peak, but to avoid the traffic, make yours an off-season drive (we came in August) and you will have the place to yourself. The forest has a great roadside picnic area along a rocky stream, with clean toilet facilities and lots of picnic tables and fire pits. I have made the drive a number of times and always stop and picnic there. The experience makes leaving the Mass Pike and taking that little extra time on a two-lane highway worthwhile.

3  Thank LeannaLoomer
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

You seriuosly need to update the site to forwarn visitors that due to the damages of storms from the past you allow trailor trash drunks in front of the entrance.

4  Thank bubblz927
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

We camped at the group campsite in Mohawk State Forest this labor day weekend and had a really great time. Site is away from the busy roads, no rangers to tell you to go to bed at 10.
And I never seen pines that tall! many mushrooms and good trails for hiking, great road-biking area.

1  Thank letsgonow000
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

I like the views from this state forest, some nice short hikes for kids. Good campground. Small natural "pool" - more like a man made pond filled with water from the river, clear and clean. Good base camp area for enjoying the attractions in Charlemont.

Thank milkbonehappy
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

After reading the raving reviews for this campground, we were excited to find a last-minute spot! The ranger on duty was friendly, the trees beautifully tall, and our site right along the river spacious and clean. The only downside was a big one: a large group of people were gathered at our neighbor's site, playing very loud music from their pickup truck. Now we're sympathetic to people trying to have a good time, as long as it's not with obvious disregard to others. But hey, it was way before quiet time (at 10), so we set up our tent, and made dinner. The neighbors and their kids kept cutting through our site, almost brushing our backs, even though we asked them very politely to use the path instead. Long story short, the music kept going, the drinking kept going, and people were getting louder instead of quieter, even after quiet time. No rangers drove by that night at all. Eventually my husband yelled from our tent, which helped a bit. The next day we complained to the ranger, who told us he had warned these people twice. Luckily for us they left that night, leaving us with the quiet, scemic campground we had hoped for. It appeared our neighbora had reserved a whole bunch of sites next to each other to have a group vacation. Too bad for us. Of course, this could happen anywhere. But with increased evening patrols by rangers, this could have been a relaxed weekend out for everyone involved.

3  Thank Fleubertje
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