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Goose Pond Reservation
berkshires Lee, MA

Goose Pond Reservation is managed as a wilderness area, protecting more than a quarter-mile of rocky shoreline. The 2 mile trail is strenuous in places as it climbs nearly 300 feet to the ridge at 1,753. As you explore the ridge, you can catch glimpses of Lower Goose Pond, a mountain lake anchored by steep ridgelines that also support a remote section of the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail. The lake and its surrounding forest are adjacent to conservation land owned and managed by the National Park Service.

What makes Goose Pond a special place?
The hike up the two-mile trail is strenuous in places, as it climbs nearly 300 feet to the ridge at an elevation of 1,753 feet. Exploring the ridge, you catch glimpses of Lower Goose Pond, a mountain lake anchored by steep ridgelines, that also supports a remote section of the Appalachian Trail as it passes through parts of Massachusetts on its 2,100-mile journey from Georgia to Maine. The lake and its surrounding forest are adjacent to conservation land owned and managed by the National Park Service.

Trails
We are grateful to the Lee Land Trust for providing access to Goose Pond Reservation with their parking lot on Route 20 and the 2 mi. trail which climbs upward from there.

When to Visit
Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1 hour upon arrival.

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  • Regulations & Advisories
  • History
  • Conservation & Stewardship
Announcements & Alerts

Advisory: Hunting is allowed on this reservation. See Regulations and Advisories at left for more information.

Parking lot and access to the reservation is on the property of our partner, Lee Land Trust; please be respectful of our partner’s land. Wear bright colors and avoid carrying anything white during hunting seasons. Note: there is no access to the pond itself.

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