Looking for a campground that promises outdoor fun for the whole family, including your pooch? You'll love Clarksburg State Park, a Massachusetts park which sits right on the border with Vermont. Covering some 368 acres of northern hardwood forest, Clarksburg State Park provides a whole heap of opportunities for you to get outside, get some fresh air and enjoy your spectacular natural surrounds.
For most visitors to the park, their trip centers around scenic Mausert's Pond, which offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, and fishing. There's also a designated swimming area, but make sure you take note of the posted rules regarding dogs in this spot.
The pond itself is surrounded by almost 10 miles of hiking trails, allowing visitors to enjoy lovely water views and maybe even spot some of the abundant native wildlife. The three-mile Pond Loop Trail is a favorite with many visitors, particularly birdwatchers, and while the easy terrain of the Shoreline Trail has beautiful water views, Pond Loop is your best bet if you want to stay close to the water.
Mausert's Pond is also home to a landscaped day-use area featuring picnic tables and a reservable pavilion area. There are also some wonderful views of the Berkshire Hills and Green Mountains, so don't forget to pack your camera. The Clarksburg State Park campground offers 45 campsites, many of which are RV-friendly. The sites are also pet-friendly, and come equipped with their own picnic table and fire ring.
If camping with your dog, remember that your pooch will need to be leashed and under your control at all times. You'll also need to make sure that you clean up after your pet whenever necessary.
Clarksburg State Park offers an easy way to enjoy some of the best natural scenery this part of the world has to offer. And when you can enjoy it all with your dog by your side, this campground becomes a mutts-do for anyone who loves camping almost as much as they love their pooch.