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.