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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  • August 11, 2017
    Such a breath taken view on top of the mountain. We truly love coming here when we are home for a visit.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We stopped here twice on a weekend because of the view. It was nice to have the option to walk or drive up. We did have lunch up here on the day we drove. It's just so pretty.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Also great for walks (steep). Can see down to the Holyoke Range. It's the 'head' of the Pocomtuck Ridge. Find great sandwiches for picnics @ BBA market & Holiday Pizza (also salads). WatCh the CT rive...  more »

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