DAR State Forest
Campsites (some by reservation only), picnicking, canoeing, fishing, lake swimming, walking and horseback riding trails. Restrooms and showers. For reservations, call 887-422-6762.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) donated 1,020 acres to the Commonwealth for a state forest in 1929. Since then more than 750 additional acres have been acquired to include Upper and Lower Highland Lakes, which offer a popular swimming beach, shady picnic area and a group picnic pavilion. Located in the eastern foothills of the Berkshires, discover 15 miles of mixed-use trails through northern hardwood-conifer forest. Climb the Goshen fire tower for spectacular views of the Connecticut River Valley and into five states.
- Accessible beaches, boating, and fishing
- Camping, trails, and picnicking
- Horseback riding and nature and birding trails
- Ice fishing, skating, cross-country skiing, showshoeing, and snowmobiling
- 51 wooded campsites