October Mountain (Lee, MA)

Even though it’s only August, today was the perfect day for a trip to Mount October.

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Roughly, a 45 minute drive west of Springfield, MA, Mount October is located in the majestic Berkshires. The wild flowers and plant life, which are a staple of the Berkshires, were in full bloom.

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The wildlife at Mount October was also abundant.

There were salamanders

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toads

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caterpillars

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centipedes

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and dogs!

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Olive posed during her walk with her dad

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Emily stuck her head out for some fresh air.

While it serves as a campground, the hiking trails are perhaps the most notable part of the state forest.  But, the most challenging part of Mount October was the terrain of these hiking trails.  Dew and rain made for marshy, washed out paths which made it even more difficult when you had to cross rocky areas.  Some parts of the paths were also fairly steep.

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Interestingly, I visited Woods Pond earlier this year which is a section of Mount October.  The blog for which can be found here.  Even though I had already taken photos of Woods Pond previously, I took a few more during my visit at Mount October.

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Mount October is the largest state park in Massachusetts.  And, despite spending several hours there, we were only able to cover a fraction of the area.  Perhaps I’ll come back in the fall.

About New England Nomad

Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

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