October Mountain State Forest Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Felton Pond
317 Woodland Road, Washington, MA

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Felton Pond in Washington, MA | Berkshires Outside
Felton Pond in Washington, MA | Berkshires Outside
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About Felton Pond

Felton Lake is a stunning location hidden in the forest of October Mountain in Washington. A strenuous hike leads to the lake, but a small parking area on Woodland Road is only a short walk from the lake on a wide gravel path, making this area accessible to people of all ages and abilities, and giving visitors different levels of difficulty to fit the interests of all. Felton Pond offers breathtaking views of a large, crystal-clear lake of the Berkshires, where many animal species, such as deer and bear, as well as countless bird species, such as hawks, herons, and geese, can be seen hunting or cooling off in the cold water.

A grassy area right on the lake with multiple picnic tables and benches makes Felton Lake a perfect family-friendly destination for a picnic in the beautiful wilderness of Western Massachusetts. The trails near the Felton Lake parking area include the Gorge Trail, a challenging hiking trail that follows a river gorge down the side of the mountain. The path and the surrounding area are teeming with life, both in the form of birds and mammals, vegetation, and fungi. The forest floor is covered with splashes of color from these organisms, and visitors can enjoy spotting them in the area surrounding the breathtaking Felton Lake.

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