Berkshire Natural Resources Council Somers Reserve
Fairview Road, Monterey, MA

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  • Dogs allowed
  • Free
  • Primitive
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Somers Reserve in Monterey, MA | Berkshires Outside
Somers Reserve in Monterey, MA | Berkshires Outside
  • Public Land
  • Private Land
  • Bus Route
  • Trail
  • Major Trail

About Somers Reserve

The Somers Reserve is a small, undeveloped property mainly used for hunting or primatively exploring the woods of the Berkshires. The land shares a border with Beartown State Forest, offering further conservation land to explore for those looking to get deeper into the forest. The eastern section of Beartown is similarly undeveloped but provides a much larger space to explore and hunt. However, hunters should be careful to not enter the Arthur Wharton Swann State Forest, a section of Beartown where hunting is prohibited.

Somers Reserve rests on hilly terrain, and the dense forest can make navigation a tricky adventure. With no water, the reserve is relatively dry. The forest contains deer, bobcats, fishers, and black bears, and a more diverse array of species can be found in Beartown. The reserve comprises classic Western Massachusetts mixed forestry with deciduous, coniferous, and evergreen trees, and it has a variety of flowering shrubs and wildflowers. The reserve acts as a buffer zone between developed areas in Monterey and the state forest.

Access is found on the west side of Fairview Road about three-quarters of a mile from its intersection with Main Road. Parking is along the side of the street. Visitors should be prepared to navigate the property independently without on-site amenities.

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Looking to meet up with others for team sports or group activities? Check out our list of clubs and leagues in the Berkshires. We also link to an array of outdoor recreation resources: retail shops for gear, rental facilities for equipment, and guides to get you where you want to go! Our list of summer camps will help you plan an overnight or day camp adventure for your young ones.