About Camp Decker
Camp Decker is an extensive hiking area with easy, family-friendly trails. After arriving at the trailhead, visitors will cross a babbling brook. Then, a labyrinth of paths spreads throughout the pine forest. Visitors will walk along a carpet of needles and witness different parts of this Western Massachusetts ecosystem. Wildlife is often easily visible from the trail, and visitors will likely hear bird songs from the trees in the summer. Several spring ephemerals also sprout on the forest floor in this area when the weather begins to warm.
In the wintertime, these trails are ideal for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. After snowstorms in the Berkshires, hikers will undoubtedly find a serene, quiet landscape. Animal tracks will also be easy to see along the forest floor.
Camp Decker connects to Historic Valley Campground, which has access to Windsor Lake. Visitors to the lake will find a beach, picnic tables, grills, and disc golf. This area is a perfect lunchtime pitstop amidst a long day of hiking.
Parking is in a small lot off Shaft Road. Hikers can also park at the lot for Windsor Lake.