Chester-Blandford State Forest offers picnicking
and a spectacular view of Sanderson Brook Falls. Mica Mine Road
and Gold Mine Brook, which run through the forest are reminders
of the days when the hills of Chester were pitted with small mines
producing mica, emery and corundum.
About a half-hour's drive westward along route
US 20, the highway tops the summit of Jacob's Ladder, a ridge 2,100
feet high, which affords a fine distant view of the Berkshire Valley
and the surrounding hills.
Chester-Blandford State Forest is located in western Massachusetts.
From east or west: Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte.
I-90) to exit 3, Rte. 10/202 south, Rte. 20 west, follow signs.
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