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Boat ramps are plentiful in Berkshires region of Massachusetts

Valentine Road Pittsfield, MA Phone: 413-499-9344

Park on fresh water lake; fishing, boat ramp; life guards

A boat ramp and rentals of motor boats and canoes and kayaks are available at this fresh-water lake. See full description of Burbank Park and Onota Lake.

392 Montague Road Wendell, MA Phone: 413-659-3797

Good for boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnics, and swimming.

Launch your non-motorized boat from the launch ramp located at the northern end of Wickett Pond. See Wendell State Park for full description of this park.

Ashmere Lake

Off Smith Road Hinsdale, MA Phone: 617-727-1843

Fisherman access: Small concrete ramp, concrete pad ramp system or gravel ramp designed for smaller boats and parking for boat trailers. Fish species: Smallmouth bass, pickerel, black crappie. Managed by state Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Connecticut River (Oxbow)

North Street (Route 5) Easthampton, MA Phone:

Take Route I-91 to exit 18 south on Route 5 in Easthampton. Thirty-five parking spaces and a paved ramp. Customary use by high powered recreational craft and larger fishing boats. Fish species: Largemouth, smallmouth bass, northern pike white perch pickerel, black crappie, walleye. This property is part of the Connecticut River Greenway State Park. Managed by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.

1048 North Road Westfield, MA, 01085 Phone: 413-532-3985

Park offers all manner of water sports including motor boating, canoeing, and kayaking. See full description of Hampton Ponds State Park.

136 Damon Road at Route 9 Northampton, MA Phone: 413-586-8706

Use the Pauchaug, Barton Cove, Sunderland, Hatfield, and Chicopee Boat Access points to launch your canoe (find details below). Elwell Recreation Area is designated for canoes and rowing only. Paddle at your own pace up/down the scenic and historic Connecticut River.
See full description of Connecticut River Greenway State Park.
See boat ramps and river access of Connecticut River Greenway State Park.

94 Lakeview Road Shutesbury, MA Phone: 413-367-0317

The eastern end of the lake at this public day-area park has boat ramps. See full description of Lake Wyola.

York Lake Road Sandisfield, MA Phone: 413 229-8212

Ramp for non-motorized boats

York Lake has a day use area with boat ramp for kayaks and canoes and smaller sail boats. See full description of Sandisfield State Forest.

Connecticut River near Northfield Center

Off Route 63 Northfield, MA Phone:

One mile north of Northfield Center on Route 63. Paved parking area and ramp. The boat ramp can accommodate canoes, fishing boats, recreational motorboats. This property is part of the Connecticut River Greenway State Park. Fish species: Largemouth, smallmouth bass, northern pike white perch pickerel, black crappie, walleye. Managed by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.

69 Bluehill Road Monterey, MA, 01245 Phone: 413-528-0904

Good for non-motorized boating, walking & hiking, camping, snowmobiling; fishing; leashed pets allowed

Benedict Pond attracts boaters year-round, but most flock here in the warmer weather. The boat ramps at Beartown State Forest vary from a small concrete ramp, to a concrete pad ramp system, to a gravel ramp designed for smaller boats and parking for boat trailers.
See Beartown State Forest for full description of this park.

410 Tolland Road East Otis, MA Phone: 413-269-6002

Good for many recreational activities including boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, and picnics.

For a small fee, launch your motorized boat off the public boat ramp at Otis Reservoir. See Tolland State Forest for full description of park.

Connecticut River at Melina Street

Off Medina Street Chicopee, MA Phone:

One-half mile off Route 116 on Melina Street. Thirty-two parking spaces and a surfaced ramp. Shallow, moderate and deep draft recreational and fishing boats. Easy canoe and rowing shell access. This property is part of the Connecticut River Greenway State Park.

Woodland Road Lee, MA Phone: 413-243-1778

At this very large and rustic state park, car top boat ramps are available at Housatonic River (public access at New Lenox Road), Buckley Dunton Reservoir, and October Mountain Reservoir day-use area. See full description of October Mountain State Park