Beartown State Forest from Monterey side just off Route 23 Blue Hills Road for some Appalachian Trail hiking. Parked and started at Benedict Pond followed loop counterclockwise to AT junction up to “the ledges” stone steps, boulders and a large beaver swamp along the way, continued up Mt. Wilcox to South Wilcox shelter, 45 minutes to get there. We then looped back on Mt. Wilcox Road to Mt. Wilcox Trail, Turkey Trail and back on the Benedict Pond Loop. My 2nd time here and Lyles 1st, still love it, definitely going back, great spot to kayak too. Just under 4 miles total. #hikethehilltowns with the #westernmasshilltownhikers