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Are you looking for a real getaway, an escape from all the rush, stress, and monotony of day-to-day life, a place where you can truly reconnect with nature and just be still for a while? Then you need to book an RV in Franklin County and go camping at Mohawk Trail State Forest Campground. Find yourself in the heart of Mohawk Trail State Forest, one of the most scenic wonderlands you can find in the state of Massachusetts with mountain ridges, deep gorges, and lots of old trees, where you can go hiking, fishing, swimming, and canoeing. View the rich wildlife and many plants and just sit down and relax by the beautiful Cold River, just outside your RV rental.
RV camping at Mohawk Trail State Forest Campground is a fantastic, wholesome, and rustic experience for the whole family and will give you a chance to make new memories and reconnect with each other - basically, it’s the best kind of quality family time. This RV park might be simple and homey, but you’ll still find a dump station and clean drinking water here. Each site has its own picnic table and grill, as well as a food storage locker - you are in bear territory, after all.
Just around the corner from your campsite at Mohawk Trail State Forest Campground, you’ll find the endearing town of Charlemont, including the equally charming village of Zoar, both with excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. You’ll also be close to the towns of Hawley and Florida as well as the beautiful city of Pittsfield - and let’s not forget about the forests, tree-covered hills, mountains, and rivers in the area. You can also visit orchards, festivals, and even enter a race, should you feel like running for a bit.
As the name suggests, you can find great trails to hike in Mohawk Trail State Forest - yes, the Mahican-Mohawk Trail is one of them. Following in the footsteps of Native Americans traveling to the Hudson River from the Connecticut River or vice versa, you can hike through the beautiful surrounding nature. If you don’t want to stray too far from your RV rental at Mohawk Trail State Forest, you can stick to the Todd Mountain Trail leading to the mountain - don’t worry, it’s still part of the Mohawk Trail.
Just outside of Charlemont, you’ll find Berkshire East Mountain Resort, a place full of recreational adventure and fun. In the winter, you can do all the skiing you want, and don’t worry about equipment - you can rent everything you need on location. You can pick skiing trails of any level of difficulty, and even watch some races. Scream with laughter at the snow tubing park and just have the time of your life in the beautiful, white snow.
If you rent an RV in Charlemont in the summer, you can still go on fantastic outdoor adventures in the area. Pretend to be a little monkey at the nearby adventure park - unless you’re afraid of heights, of course. If that’s not the case, then you can go on one of the zip line canopy tours and see the most amazing views of the forest and mountains, and if you want even more speed, then you can get that too. How about some whitewater rafting or mountain biking, is that fast enough? No? Then you’d better try out the Thunderbolt Mountain Coaster, which is exactly what it sounds like: a combination alpine slide and a roller coaster.
You won’t have to go far to get some culture here; in fact, all you need to do is park your motorhome rental in Charmelont and hit the town. If you’re into reggae and happen to be about in the summer, then you need to visit the annual Charlemont Reggae Festival with local beer, delicious food, and, of course, excellent music. If reggae isn’t your thing or if you’ve chosen a different time of year to rent a motorhome near Mohawk Trail State Forest Campground, you might still catch some old or new tunes at one of the Mohawk Trail Concerts.
There are loads more events happening in the area for anyone who wants even more festivities, don’t worry. Have fun at Greenfield Winter Carnival, go on the self-guided Asparagus Pottery Trail Tour, or spot an Atlantic salmon or two at the Fish Ladder. Smell amazing at the Lavender Festival, go back in time for Mutton & Mead Medieval Festival, or spend four fun-filled days at Franklin County Fair. You can even attend a garlic one, known as The Festival That Stinks.
Have you made up your mind about booking an RV in Charlemont yet? No? Well, perhaps this will change your mind: there are many orchards and farms in the area, with high-quality local produce and excellent cider.