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New Marlborough - 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.


Keith Worthington

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
Beautiful natural forest but lacking in facilities.

Vince D

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
Great place to hike. Serene atmosphere.

Oleg Stupak

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.

Paxton Berardy

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Nice lake and dirt roads lack of maintenance and state attention noticable.

Magcon Is life

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Becuz its awsome

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