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Erving Town Forest

The Erving Town Forest is approximately 126 acres of forests that contains pocket wetlands, a series of streams, a significant area of cliffs and bedrock outcrops suitable for bobcat and other wildlife denning sites, several stone walls, a series of existing trails with easy access, and a significant vista to the south. It is part of the greenbelt that connects large tracts of protected land in the Pioneer Valley and is home to an abundant array of plant and wildlife, including turkey, grouse, bear, grey fox, and fisher.

Public Access

Erving Town Forest is open to the public for non-motorized recreation including hiking and nature watching.


137 Old State Rd, Erving, MA 01344

The trailhead (gated with yellow blazes) is on the north side of Old State Road about a mile east of the western intersection of Old State Rd and Rt. 2.

Parking is available off Old State Rd.


Town of Erving

Year Protected


Property History

The Giniusz family donated their farm on Old State Road in Erving to the Town of Erving. Erving’s town forest was created in 2007 with help from Mount Grace when the town purchased almost 126 acres of land on the south side of Poplar Mountain from the estate of John Giniusz. Volunteers blazed trails though the property at the behest of the Erving Conservation Commission.