Bigelow Hollow State Park & Adjacent Nipmuck State Forest
Union, Woodstock, Massachusetts
Grrr. And Brrr. Grrr because in reality, Bigelow Hollow State Park is actually pretty small – containing a few loop trails, campsites, and Bigelow Pond. But no one differentiates the state park from the larger Nipmuck State Forest that many of Bigelow’s trails lead into. (The “grrr” is that this messes with my categorizations on this website.)
Brrr because this area is always colder than the rest of the state. It’s also more primordial and wild than the rest of the state. The trees seem bigger, the forests, thicker. People get lost up here more frequently than elsewhere, and some of the trails here are more primitive. Bigelow Hollow is not for everyone… which is why I love it.
And why I’m excited to hike and write about it.
All Things Bigelow Hollow State Park & Adjacent Nipmuck State Forest
CFPA’s Nipmuck Trail Section 4
TSTL 2017 Hike with my Boys
State Park (West) Loop Trails
State Forest (East) Loop Trails
Cat Rocks Cave