Up in the Hoosac Mountains of Massachusetts, you and your pupper can escape to a beautiful forest filled with ponds, floating islands, and a towering waterfall! Savoy Mountain State Forest makes for the perfect place to get back in touch with the true America.
What once was an apple orchard is now the spot for your next camping adventure, offering 43 family campsites and a group site that can fit up to 25 guests at once! Be sure to reserve a site that will fit your camping shelter, as some of the lots are only large enough for tents. If you prefer sleeping inside four walls, check out the four log cabins that this facility provides -- though, your furry pal won't be allowed to stay inside with you. Each of the campsites has its own picnic table, fire ring, and food locker to keep those pesky bears out of your supplies! Remember to store anything with an appetizing scent -- including toiletries -- inside of this compartment.
To get into the forest, you'll need to purchase a parking permit, which costs $8 for state locals and $15 for everyone else. The same pay structure goes for camping fees, with those that live in Massachusetts only paying $17 per night, while all out-of-staters must dish out $27 for the same lot.
One of the ponds near the campground does have a swimming area, so you and your crew can spend the warmer days of your trip splashing away. If you'd like to get up and go, head over to Tannery Falls and take in the splendor of the falls with your pooch in tow. Other great forest hikes include Spruce Hill for amazing views or Bog Pond Trail to check out the floating islands. With natural wonders like these, you have no excuse to be bored when visiting Savoy Mountain!
Your doggo must stay leashed throughout your visit, and please remember to clean up after them wherever you go in the forest. Also, as we mentioned, there are bears here, which means leaving your furry friend unattended is a no-no.
To explore a wonderland like no other, head to Savoy Mountain State Forest!