Mount Everett State Reservation

Mount Everett State Reservation

Mount Everett State Reservation is a state park located in the town of Mount Washington, Massachusetts, USA. The forest is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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Mount Everett State Reservation is a 1,356-acre (5 km2) reservation highlighted by the 2,624-foot (800 m) Mount Everett, from which panoramic views of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York can be had.

Another feature of the park is Guilder Pond, which offers picnicking and group day use opportunities.

The reservation contains about 530 acres (210 ha) of old growth forest[1]. Most of the old-growth forest occurs on the east side of Mount Everett, containing Eastern Hemlock, Eastern White Pine, and hardwoods such as Sugar and Red Maple, White and Northern Red Oak, American Beech, and Sweet and Yellow Birch. Old growth forest with a similar composition occurs around Guilder Pond. The summit supports a dwarf forest of Pitch Pine and Bear Oak that, aside from clearing for a fire tower and trails, has not been disturbed for centuries. See the list of old growth forests in Massachusetts for details.

The Appalachian Trail runs through the reservation, including the summit of Mount Everett.

Mount Everett State Reservation is bordered by two other Massachusetts state parks, Bash Bish Falls State Park and Jug End State Reservation and Wildlife Management Area.

Recreational opportunities

  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic Viewing Area
  • Skiing (Cross-Country)
  • Walking Trails

References

  1. ^ Mary Byrd Davis (23 January 2008). "Old Growth in the East: A Survey". http://www.primalnature.org/ogeast/survey.html. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 

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Coordinates: 42°06′05.64″N 73°25′57.58″W / 42.1015667°N 73.4326611°W / 42.1015667; -73.4326611


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