Goshen Fire Tower; D.A.R. State Forest
Mileage: 0.2 Miles Directions 42.463989,-72.782428
Rise: 46′ Facebook
Hike Time: 20 min My Pintrest
Significance: Fire tower, swimming, Picnic
Here is some of what you need to know: Their is a $10 per car fee (2016). Parking is limited so on a hot summer weekend it may be tough to gain entrance to the park.
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Their are many trails in this park so make sure you check out the official Official Park Map. It was almost 90 degrees and we had already hiked in Vermont earlier in the day so we chose to drive to the parking area near the tower. From your car it is only a 0.2 mile walk up a well groomed dirt road to the tower.
The fire tower is in great condition and I felt safe climbing to the top (Not the case with every FT). The Box was locked but we still got a great view of the Berkshire mountains and vermont in the north. Their was a nice breeze on this hot day and we were able to spend good amount of time watching the valley.
Afterwards we went to the lake, cooked some food, and jumped in the water. It was a perfect end to an awesome day of hiking. If you are on a hunt for fire towers check out Mount Olga an hour north in Vermont. We love Massachusetts hiking and we cannot wait to come back. Tell me about your trip, firstname.lastname@example.org.