Brimfield State Forest facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBrimfield State Forest
Dean Pond Recreation Area
|Location||Brimfield, Monson, Wales, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States|
|Area||3,523 acres (14.26 km2)|
|Elevation||978 ft (298 m)|
|Operator||Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation|
|Website||Brimfield State Forest|
Brimfield State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest located in and around the town of Brimfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts. The forest includes Dean Pond Recreation Area, a popular spot for fishing, picnicking and swimming. The park is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Activities and amenities
- Trails: Over 20 miles (32 km) of roads and trails are used for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.
- Day-use area: Dean Pond Recreation Area offers a 100-foot-long (30 m) swimming beach, picnic grounds, and fully accessible restrooms.
- The forest also offers fishing and restricted hunting.
In the news
Following a tornado in 2011, the Dean Pond Recreation Area was closed for two years. It reopened in 2013.
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