Tuesday, October 18, 2011

State Forest...

This picture was taken by my nephew recently.

Gorgeous waterfalls, babbling streams and flowering shrubs can be found in Pittsfield State Forest. There are about 65 acres of wild azaleas in pink blossoms in June. Fishermen love to frequent the scenic Berry Pond, one of the highest natural water bodies in Massachusetts at 2,150 feet. The vista from the top of Berry Mountain is a striking panorama, a good place to watch the sun set on any day. You will find around 30 miles of trails that will encourage you to escape into the stillness of the woods. Balance Rock is located in the northeast corner of Pittsfield State Forest. This 165-ton limestone boulder is balanced upon bedrock. There is an earthen dam at Lulu Brook which holds clear, cold spring water perfect for a brisk swim and I mean brisk. State Forest is a beautiful place for a picnic or even just to take a ride through to view the incredible scenery.

I hope to be able to take a recent picture of Balance Rock to share with you in the near future.


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