Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation, South Deerfield

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Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation is a state-owned, public recreation area managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation located in South Deerfield, just west of the Connecticut River. The state park includes the summits of North Sugarloaf Mountain and South Sugarloaf Mountain, as well as 1.75 miles of frontage on the Connecticut River and two river islands. The park is part of a larger park designation called the Connecticut River Greenway State Park. Portions of the park property along the river are used by the University of Massachusetts Amherst for agricultural research.Activities and amenitiesThe state maintains an automobile road and an observation tower on South Sugarloaf, open from late spring through the fall foliage season. The reservation is accessible via Route 116. Parking for a fee is available at the base of the mountain and at the summit of the auto road. The reservation is open for hiking, picnicking, and scenic viewing. Hiking trails include a section of the 20-mile Pocumtuck Ridge Trail. Canoe and kayak camping is allowed on the islands.Further readingChristopher J. Ryan. “Mount Toby Trail Map”. Fourth edition. Newall Printing, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1999.
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  • This was generally a good place to think. I had to walk up but it was definitely worth the trip up. Sometimes you just have to take time and hide away from everyone.  more »
  • This place has amazing views! I was able to take great pictures even with my older IPhone. You can see so far in the evening.  more »
  • We went on a beautiful Saturday afternoon as the trees were turning colors. So pretty! It’s a nice little hike. A bit crowded once you get to the top but it’s worth it as the views are stunning. If yo...  more »

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