About Fountain Pond State Park - South Trailhead
Fountain Pond State Park is a fantastic location hidden within the forests of Great Barrington, MA, and gives visitors a window into the natural wonders of the Berkshires. The park has multiple trails and access points around its perimeter, leading through beautiful ecosystems and environments and eventually towards the park's namesake: Fountain Pond. Fountain Pond is a large, stunning body of water filled with wildlife and vegetation. Lilly pads, water reeds, and countless other aquatic plants grow in and around the pond, along with a wide variety of wildflowers that add splashes of red, yellow, orange, and many different vibrant colors. Multiple bird boxes elevated within the pond provide an ideal habitat for many bird species, making this an excellent location for birding.
The south trailhead is in a large parking area and begins on its path to Fountain Pond in a beautiful meadow. The trail is wide, made of mowed grass and boardwalks, and is a perfect, accessible walking trail for people of all ages and abilities. Visitors can enjoy the fantastic vegetation that grows in the meadow. Goldenrods, purple loosestrife, reeds, thyme, and many more wildflower species add vibrant color splashes to the already stunning meadow landscape. From the field, visitors will enter the dense forest as they make their way to Fountain Pond. The trail at the Fountain Pond State Park south trailhead is a beautiful location for family-friendly nature walks in Western Massachusetts.