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.


Reviews

Keith Worthington

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Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

Beautiful natural forest but lacking in facilities.

Vince D

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Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Great place to hike. Serene atmosphere.

Paxton Berardy

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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

Nice lake and dirt roads lack of maintenance and state attention noticable.

Kevin Higgins

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Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Great hiking friendly staff

Oleg Stupak

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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.