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Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation

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Blue skies, colorful leaves, clear visibility - a view you won’t forget!

Take a picnic. Easy drive (or more difficult hike) to top with such an amazing, serene view of... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Manlius, New York
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Beautiful views from the observation tower. The farmland, river and church steeple in the distance... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Kathleen K
Somerville, Massachusetts
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300 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Take a picnic. Easy drive (or more difficult hike) to top with such an amazing, serene view of river, mountains & countryside. Cover park shelter enables picnicking in all weathers. Observation platform in low building designed with vague Frank LLoyd Wright feel. Must pay to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Beautiful views from the observation tower. The farmland, river and church steeple in the distance are classic New England. The road up is a bit narrow for two way traffic. The Pocumtuck Ridge Trail is not for casual day hikers. It is very steep and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We were fortunate to have a nice but hazy day for our visit. The road up/down is a little narrow and two way traffic is a bit tight. The trip up is not very far and the elevation is only about 500-600 feet above the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roland B
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The views from the top are well worth the trip up although the overlook structure seemed like it could do with some maintenance. Although the machine for purchasing tickets states that it's $5 for MA licence plates and $10 for non MA plates be aware...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gill68
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The view from the top is one of the best in the entire pioneer valley. Especially in the fall with the beautiful foliage this can be a spectacular place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 115iliyay
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Hike up if you can, its worth the 30 to 40 minute leisurely hike. If you can't do the hike its an easy drive with parking and facilities up top....breath taking view a real beauty...take the trail accessed from the right side corner of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Our son and daughter-in-law came up to visit us last fall and as always, our son wanted us to take them to Sugarloaf State Park & Skinner Mt & Summit House State Parks( wish that was kept open all the time for unfortunately seems to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank PekepooEmma
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Beautiful views of the Connecticut River Valley. I can't give it "excellent" as the overlook platform and tower need some serious TLC. Come on, MA...this is a state reservation and deserves to be cared for. Still definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank lvagabond9
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Im not so sure I would call it a wonderful hike to the top. I drove up and glad I did, don't think my knees would have enjoyed the hike back down. Very steep. Need to purchase a parking pass at the bottom of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A wonderful short hike to an amazing view. Safe clean wonderful. Park for free at the bottom and hike up or pay for parking at the top. Bathrooms, shade and water at the top. There is a three story structure that you can climb and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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28 October 2018|
Response from PekepooEmma | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not. Roads and trails are open, especially weekends! I have seen even in winter, when roads are closed, cars are parked at the bottom, near the gate and people still walk up( now admittedly “THAT IS A REAL HIKE... More
3 January 2017|
Response from Christian N |
You can't drive up in the winter. (You can climb up, though.) I'm sure the road is closed to cars well before the end of October.