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Chester-Blandford State Forest

Chester-Blandford State Forest offers a rustic park experience and spectacular Sanderson Brook Falls. Explore trails and places with names like Mica Mine Road and Gold Mine Brook that recall the days when the hills of Chester were pitted with small mines producing mica, emery and corundum. Boulder Park features an easy-graded Universal Access interpretive trail and pavilion amidst shady Eastern Hemlocks.

Hike up an easy grade for 1 mile to see the 60 foot cascade at Sanderson Brook Falls; or try the H. Newman Marsh Memorial Trail featuring a challenging, but rewarding, climb to the top of Observation Hill, with views spanning up and down the wild and scenic Westfield River valley. Take some time to explore along the historic Jacob's Ladder Scenic Byway (US Rte. 20) as it climbs up and over the Berkshire Hills.


Joshua Chaffee

Thursday, April 12, 2018
The forest was big, open, quiet and convenient. And I'm also right next to me so I can go to it and have fun.

J. Zack Hoffman

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
A large, underutilized state park. I've heard there's good mountain biking areas but haven't found them yet. Great hiking and walking trails with varied difficulties. Great waterfalls for photography or even Forest bathing. Trails are also clean, people pickup after themselves really well.

Kristofer Soberano

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Nice hike overall and great view of the sanderson brook falls

Andrew Colson

Sunday, March 11, 2018
What a great place to hike, goldmine brook falls is a great part to check out.

Chris Melillo

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Great place to hike. The waterfall was a little underwhelming, probably due to the drought, but the trails were well maintained and marked.

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