Hancock Shaker Village

Location: Pittsfield State Forest
Activity: hiking
Type: self-guided
Explore the remains of a former Shaker religious settlement and experience life in the 1800s.
HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE offers hands-on history, from April through October. Visitors may roam the village at their own pace. Talk with interpreters and choose from a variety of Shaker craft demonstrations and programs.
PITTSFIELD STATE FOREST, adjoining Hancock Shaker Village, is an 11,000-acre property managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Located along the Taconic Mountain Range, this forest has almost 40 miles of hiking and multi-use trails. A camping and day-use area is accessible off Cascade Street in Pittsfield (a seasonal parking fee is charged). Access to Pittsfield State Forest trailhead is free.
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