Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation, South Deerfield

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Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation is a state-owned, public recreation area managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation located in South Deerfield, just west of the Connecticut River. The state park includes the summits of North Sugarloaf Mountain and South Sugarloaf Mountain, as well as 1.75 miles of frontage on the Connecticut River and two river islands. The park is part of a larger park designation called the Connecticut River Greenway State Park. Portions of the park property along the river are used by the University of Massachusetts Amherst for agricultural research.
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  • Excellent hike on a rainy day. Parked at the south entrance and hiked to observation tower with my 5 year old. It is steep from the lot to the observation area, but not overly challenging. Best... 
    Excellent hike on a rainy day. Parked at the south entrance and hiked to observation tower with my 5 year old. It is steep from the lot to the observation area, but not overly challenging. Best...  more »
  • While the drive up to the top was a little "edgy" (at least for me- a bit afraid of heights) - the beautiful view from the top makes it soooo worth it. We brought a picnic lunch up- there were a... 
    While the drive up to the top was a little "edgy" (at least for me- a bit afraid of heights) - the beautiful view from the top makes it soooo worth it. We brought a picnic lunch up- there were a...  more »
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  • I’m truly overwhelmed by all the views when I was standing at the top before the sunset. We went there when the auto road is open, but many cars were piping up for the parking lot at the summit, so we just took a walk up. It’s taking us about 30 minutes. If you need auto road, the road is open until 6:15pm. Walking down via “steep” trail is truly not a thing for senior adults, the path is not only slippery but also quite steep to take. If you have family or partners who needs a easy walk, please take auto road or the path heading towards to north. Overall , it’s a very nice place. Definitely recommend
  • A beautiful hike with beautiful views at the top. I took the short but steep trail up and it was exciting and quite the workout. You can take the road up and down for an easier leisure walk. The views of the Connecticut River are breathtaking.

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