Family-Friendly Waterfall Hike About 40 Minutes from Your Front Door
With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it's the best time of year to get outside and explore everything that our corner of the world has to offer, especially if you have a house full of children hanging around talking about how bored they are.
The amount of hiking and walking trails in and around Berkshire County offer something for everyone but one trail right outside Berkshire County in Chester, Massachusetts offers more than your average hike, it offers views of a waterfall nestled in the foothills of western Massachusetts.
The trail to Sanderson Brook Falls is a shorter, relatively easy hike in the Chester-Blandford State Forest, about 40 minutes from Pittsfield. This terrific wooded trail takes you through thick wooded areas to a beautiful vista and then onto the cascade. The popular 1.9 hike (which can turned into a 4.8 loop rather than an out and back) is especially beautiful in early spring and fall. Part of the trail is paved and the rest is pretty flat, so this waterfall excursion is perfect for those looking to stretch their legs a little without getting too tired, or family members who might not be in it for a long haul. If you have a four legged member of your family, they can join as the trail is dog friendly.
If you wanted to make a day out of it the Chester-Blanford State Forest also offers mountain biking, fishing and picnic areas as well.
Check out some pics of the falls and trail below:
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