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Cold River Virgin Forest

Cold River Virgin Forest
Cold River Virgin Forest

The hemlock-northern hardwood forest within the Cold River Virgin Forest is considered a climax association and the only virgin stand in New England. As the steep topography prohibits logging, hemlocks and sugar maples exceed 400 years in age and average three feet in diameter.

Location: Berkshire County, MA

Year designated: 1980

Acres: 370

Ownership: State

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012