Date of Stay: Sunday June 28 – Wednesday July 1,2015 (3 nights)
Rate: $14/night (PPA discount)
Website: Travelers Woods of New England
152 River Street
Bernardston, MA 01337
Description: Older park with nice sized sites. The upper level where we stayed (site 6) was FHU 30A while the lower level didn’t have sewer. The upper level had paved roads whereas the lower level was gravel. All sites were grass/gravel. This was a KOA back in the ‘60’s. The park is owned by The Masons so any profits go to the Shriner’s. Seems that the park was for sell in the 1990’s and some friends who were Masons were talking around a campfire and decided to buy the place. Although it is not real close to the exit, it is right next to I-91 so traffic noise can be bothersome. Check the website for directions because there is a very low underpass on River Street.
Trash and Recycle: Dumpster centrally located in the park. No recycle.
Activities: We met up with Dan, Tricia, Doug and Darlene for a couple of days on our way to Maine. It was nice to get the PPA rate all three nights. One day we all piled in our truck to go to the Yankee Candle Village in nearby Deerfield and then a walk around the quaint town of Shelburne Falls with the Bridge of Flowers and Glacial Potholes on the Deerfield River. The Bridge of Flowers began as a trolley bridge in 1908. It was abandoned in 1928 and soon became a flower bridge. They have dammed the river some to better show the rock with the potholes in them. The next day, I joined D&T and D&D for a very nice 20 mile bike ride on the Norwottuck Rail Trail near Hadley. It was freshly paved so it was much nicer than most Rail Trails we’ve been on. Hadley had more bike trails but this one went out into the countryside which was more enjoyable than urban biking.
Travelers Woods of New England
On site 6 next to D&T Transfer truck on top of D&D’s fifth wheel
Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls
Bridge of Flowers
Looking at the glacial potholes
Artwork in town
Beginning the Norwottuck Rail Trail over the Connecticut River
Doug and Dan Darlene and Tricia
Couple of tunnels under the road
Beautiful rail trail
Scenery along the rail trail