Sandisfield State Forest (York Lake)
Within the rolling northern hardwood forests of Sandisfield State Forest is York Lake, featuring a popular day use area with a 300-foot beach for unguarded swimming, a picnic area and a boat launch ramp.
Some of the lakes are stocked with trout and are accessible to non-motorized boats. York Lake is stocked by Mass Wildlife 3 times each year. Other seasonal activities including walking and hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. Hunters are also welcome (in season). Hike the moderate difficulty 2.2 mile Pond Loop Trail (Healthy Heart Trail) for scenic views of the lake.
Beautiful natural forest but lacking in facilities.
Great place to hike. Serene atmosphere.
Nice lake and dirt roads lack of maintenance and state attention noticable.
Great hiking friendly staff
Amazing place for a lake side picnic. Tables and grills already there. Clean water and not nearly as packed as Otis is. Highly recommend. Was worth the 1 hour drive for us.