Local Natural Attractions
Follow this link to learn more about Ashfield Lake.
Belding Park & Ashfield Lake
The park is located on Main St. (Route 116), just east of the intersection with Route 112, and has a public boat launch on Ashfield Lake and picnic facilities. The lake has a beach with restrooms and a lifeguard during the summer months. Canoeing, fishing, swimming and diving from the dock are all popular activities.
Ashfield Trails is an all-volunteer organization committed to building and maintaining a community network of sustainable, non-motorized footpaths in and around the Town of Ashfield, MA. It was founded in 2003 to ensure that the interior beauty of our natural surroundings are available to all, young and old.
As of 2020 we have 20 miles of trails with plans to continue with many more, made available to us by The Trustees of Reservations and many private landowners. The ultimate goal is to have an interconnected network of trails circling around town which will link to the center of town, and eventually to the trail systems in neighboring towns.
Bear Swamp Reservation
Hawley Road, about 1/2 mile west of the town center. Hike three miles of trails, some steep in places, to a nearby beaver pond and terrific views of hillside orchards spreading below and the distant Green Mountains. For more information, visit the Trustees of Reservations website.
Located on Bullitt Road in Ashfield. It is a 265 acres swath of land of what once was cropland and pasture. For more information visit the Trustees of Reservation Bullitt Reservation web page.
Williamsburg Road about 2 miles from the intersection of Route 116, Creamery Road and Williamsburg Road. Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the brook’s picture-perfect pools and falls. For more information, visit the Trustees of Reservations website.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) State Forest
DAR State Forest offers dozens of campsites, forest trails, a lake to swim and fish in. It borders Ashfield and is located at 78 Cape Street (Route 112) in Goshen, Massachusetts. For more information on their activities, fees and to download trail maps refer to DAR Forest website.
Other Recreational Activities
Other activities around Ashfield include:
- Cross-country skiing
- Downhill skiing is available at nearby Berkshire East.