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Mt. Sugarloaf Offers Sweet Hiking In South Deerfield, Mass.

Mt. Sugarloaf makes for a great fall foliage hike (Photo Credit: Kindra Clineff, through

Mt. Sugarloaf  State Reservation in South Deerfield, Mass., offers a nice, relatively easy scenic hike — only about a 9/10 of a mile up the mountain to see spectacular commanding views of the Connecticut River, the Pioneer Valley, and the Pelham and Berkshire Hills.

You could also drive up (for a $2.00 fee), but there might be a wait during the summer and fall seasons, given the limited parking space. Restrooms and drinking water are available at the peak, as well as a picnic area. 

Put this one on your list of great late summer, fall foliage season hikes!

Editor’s note: we recommend calling Mt. Sugarloaf State Reservation before embarking on your trip to ensure hiking is open to the public on that given day.

Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation 
Rte. 116, S. Deerfield
Tel. 413-665-2928

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