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.

Paxton Berardy

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

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

Kevin Higgins

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Great hiking friendly staff

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.