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Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation

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Beautiful views from the observation tower. The farmland, river and church steeple in the distance... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kathleen K
Somerville, Massachusetts
Nice state reservation for an overview of the area.

We were fortunate to have a nice but hazy day for our visit. The road up/down is a little narrow... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Roland B
Cotuit, Massachusetts
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300 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Roland B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Gill68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Iliya Y
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

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 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

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.

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

Thank Shutter G
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

2  Thank Am C
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We were able drive to the top and just enjoy the view, totally amazing!!! There many people of various ages who were walking up the road as we drove but it is a very steep incline.

2  Thank enymarsh
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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.