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Basin Pond

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Basin Pond
Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Becket Road
Becket, Massachusetts 01223
Basin Pond webpage
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Basin Pond (BNRC)
Coordinates: 42.2959, -73.1612
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About Basin Pond
Basin Pond’s trails lead visitors across streams and cascades through a boulder-strewn natural amphitheater to a beaver pond and the site of two long-gone man-made dams. Hikers today can enjoy Basin Pond’s 296 acres by taking the loop trail or walking the more direct route to the pond via the lower trail.

This land, and all of the present-day Berkshires, are the ancestral homeland of the Mohican people, who were forcefully displaced to Wisconsin by European colonization. These lands continue to be of great significance to the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation today.

Basin Pond Trail: 2.5 miles round trip, 1.75 hours, moderate
Beautiful wetlands, with a wildlife viewing deck in the sun. The trail crosses a boulder field which provides a great place for kids to climb and hide on trailside rocks.
From Basin Pond webpage