Granville State Forest is 2,000 plus acre state forest and campground located in, you guessed it Granville, Massachusetts. Be advised, the trails are long in between the various ponds, brooks and various other attractions. But, you can drive on the unpaved roads if walking isn’t your style.
Located about 45 minutes from Springfield, MA, Granville State Forest was once a popular hunting spot for the Tunxis. I didn’t run into Tunxis during this visit. But, I did see some stunning views. Take this waterfall, for instance.
But, to really get a sense of the beauty of the Hubbard River, one must get off the beaten path, or bridge as it were in this case.
It’s amazing the things you see when you get off the main path. Like this Frog with his lunch.
Or this artful graffiti, especially the curse words. It’s vary quaint. Oh, you crazy kids. At least I hope it was kids who wrote it.
There are also an abundance of pretty flowers and trees.
About a mile from the bridge over the Hubbard stream, there is the two acre Bahre Pond. Bahre Pond has some pretty views.
It is also teeming with wildlife, like this water snake.
And this frog who thought he could hide from me.
Granville State Park also has some paths off the main trails that have some hidden gems.
The main attraction at Granville State Forest has to be the waterfall. Below is a short video of the waterfall in all its splendor.
Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog.
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April 28th, 2016 at 12:12 am
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
WATERFALL, WATER SNAKES, FROGS, FLOWERS AND PATHS…WHAT MORE COULD ONE WANT—AND LOTS OF ROCKS TO CLIMB OVER—AND PEACEFUL WOODS TO APPRECIATE!
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April 28th, 2016 at 2:04 am
Thank you! So many fun things to do there, especially fishing and camping. Just don’t catch any snakes when you’re fishing!
April 28th, 2016 at 2:05 am
NOPE…had enough of them in BAD LUCK POND!
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