Parking on the MA Appalachian Trail

Section 8 - Massachusetts 23 to US 7 Displayed from North to South

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MA 23
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MA 23 Parking is available at Trailhead lot. Lodging is just east of the AT. Great Barrington, 4 miles west, has many stores, laundry, backpacking store, cobbler, lodging, restaurants and bus service. Monterey, 4 miles east, has a market and restaurant. 5/17/06
The parking area is on the north side of MA 23 just a short distance west of the intersection of MA 57/183. A sign that indicates the Monterey town line is just across the road from the entrance. If coming from Great Barrington, the entrance is 3.8 miles from the intersection where MA 23 goes east from US 7. There is a large sign announcing this is parking for the Appalachian Trail. This area suffered extensive damage in an ice storm in the 1990's. Most of the vegetation right here is now brush and small trees. The entrance road can be see by rotating the street view to the east.The northbound trail (to Section 7) initially follows this road. from the parking lot. the southbound trail to Section 8 crosses the road and heads towards East Mountain. Rotate to the southwest to see this. 07/31/11 12-15 1
dlcul @
Lake Buel Road
  Poor            Great

Parking available in lot 100 yards west of AT crossing. Great Barrington is 3 miiles west.
GPS N42.17426 W73.29375 el. 1,144
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From the AT parking lot at Mile 0.0 near the intersection of MA 23 and MA 57/183 near the Monterey town line, go west of MA 23 for 1.2 miles (by my odometer), then go left (south) on Lake Buel Road. The AT parking area is 1.2 miles further on this road. It is on the left (east) side of the road. If coming from Great Barrington, Lake Buel Road is 2.8 miles from the point where MA 23 goes east from US 7 in Great Barrington. Go right on Lake Buel Road for 1.2 miles. There is a sign for Appalachian Trail Parking at the entrance to the lot. The marker and street view on the attached map show the location of the parking area.. The AT is a few hundred feet further south on Lake Buel Road. At the crossing, the northbound trail goes east while the southbound goes left. 11/17/09 8-10 1
dlcul @
Homes Rd (Brush HIll Rd)
  Poor            Great

From the intersection of MA 23/41 (Maple Avenue) and US 7 in Great Barrington, go south on the later for 0.9 miles. Turn left on Brookside Road. This becomes Brush Hill Road and then Homes Road. The trail crossing is 2 miles from US 7. The road climbs steadily from US 7. The crossing is near the high point of the climb. There is roadside parking for a few cars here.

The intersection of US 7 and Brookside road is about 11 miles north of where US 7 goes north from US 44 in North Canaan, CT
Rotate the street view from northeast to southeast to see the roadside parking. Rotate to the southwest to see the southbound trail. BEcause of shadows, the northbound trail is not easily seen in the east view. 4/17/10 5 1
dlcul @
From Great Barrington, take Rt 7 South 1.2 miles, turn left on Brookside Rd, continue 2 miles on Brookside/Brush Hill/Home Rd. Wide spot on left for two or three cars. Not recommended for overnight parking. 07/31/11 2-3 1
catalano.cosmo @
GPS N42.15493 W73.34087 el. 1,871
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BoardMan Street
  Poor            Great

This is for access only - there is no parking.

N42.14415 W73.35297 el. 666
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Kellogg Road (Housatonic River)
  Poor            Great

Parking is available next to the Kellogg St. bridge. over the Housatonic River.
GPS N42.14426 W73.35982 el. 698
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Our car hood was damaged and vomit was all over the windshield when we parked overnight near the Hoosatonic R. off of Kellogg Road last summer. 04/09/07
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The intersection of Kellogg Road and US 7 in Sheffield is about 3 milwa aourh of the intersection of US 44 and MA 23/41 (Maple St.,) in Grat Barrington. It is 9.2 miles north of the point where US 7 goes north from US 44 in North Canaan, CT. Go east on Kellogg Road. In 0.2 miles, just before the bridge over the Housatonic River, a driveway goes off to the left descending to a parking area on the west bank of the river. The green arrow on the attached map indicates the parking area. Th southbound AT enters the parking lot from the north, follows the driveway to Kellogg St, goes right and crosses the bridge. 6 1
dlcul @
US 7
  Poor            Great

There is no parking at the AT but available on Kellogg Road .9 mile north at the bridge over the Housatonic. See Mile 7.5 of Section 8. Sheffield ( 3.3 miles to the south) has lodging, restaurants and markets. 5/17/06 1
Where the AT crosses US Hwy 7 (S of Great Barrington), go North about 100 yards to the first small business on the East side of the road. They gave us permission to park our car in their parking lot for four days and there was no problem. 01/13/10 1
pkarnold @
The trail crosses US 7 2.5 miles south of the intersection of MA 23/41 and US 7 in Great Barrington and 9.5 miles north of the the point where US 7 goes north from US 44 in North Canaan. There is no parking right at the intersection, but see above listing for other possibilities The markers on the attached map indicate the crossing. The trail can clearly be seen on the satellite view. Rotate the street view to the west to see the southbound trail to Section 9. The northbound trail to Section 8 is less obvious in the east street view. 07/30/11 0 at crossing 1
dlcul @

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