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ATV Off-Roading Adventure in Beartown State Forest

By Kimberly Ripley

ATV Off-Roading Adventure in Beartown State Forest

One of the best ways to get out and explore the gifts Mother Nature has afforded is on the back of an ATV. The options in Massachusetts this time of year place foliage and countless natural resources in your path. Check out these great eateries and attractions to make a trip of your ATV adventure. 

1. GB Eats, Great Barrington, MA

Be sure to fuel up for your adventure with a hearty breakfast. Nearby Great Barrington is home to GB Eats, a diner that locals swear serves up the best coffee and breakfast around.

2. Beartown State Forest

More than 16 miles of challenging ATV trails await off-roaders when they arrive at Beartown State Forest. Travel over chunk rock, mud puddles, tree roots and steep inclines and declines—in other words an ATV enthusiast’s paradise. After Labor Day, there’s no charge for parking, so park your trailer and hit the trails.

3. 51 Park Restaurant & Tavern, Lee, MA

You’ll be hungry after a day on the trails—and that sandwich you packed will have long since satisfied your appetite. Just 10 minutes away in Lee, Massachusetts, you’ll find 51 Park Restaurant & Tavern—as well as lots of hearty, delicious options to curb your hunger.  Whether it’s ahi tuna or steak that appeals to your palate, you’ll find just what you need to fuel up from your long day.

4. Lee Premium Outlets, Lee, MA

Do some after-dinner shopping at the Lee Outlets. Get some early holiday gifts or stop into one of the outlets’ many sporting goods stores to stock up on apparel for your next outdoor adventure. 

5. Pilgrim Inn, Lee, MA

For a small-town feel with plenty of modern amenities, check in for the night at the Pilgrim Inn in Lee. You’ll find all the comforts at home in a clean and comfortable atmosphere. 

6. Goose Pond Reservation

Before heading home the next morning, you simply must make a stop at Goose Pond Reservation. No matter the weather, a walk around the rocky shoreline—just a quarter mile—is an escape into protected wilderness. This breath of fresh air is the perfect way to end your adventure in this region.

Due to the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak, local destinations for outdoor recreation may be closed. Please visit official websites for more information.

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