At Nearly 500 Years Old, The Oldest Trees In Massachusetts Can Be Found In Mohawk Trail State Forest

We all know that Massachusetts is home to some of the most important pieces of history in America, but the lesser-known relics of history often get lost along the way. If you’re looking for a historic feature within some of the Bay State’s most magical slices of nature, look no further than Mohawk Trail State Forest.

Deep within this dazzling 6,000-acre forest, you’ll find the oldest trees in our state. At nearly 500 years old, these hemlocks are worth seeing. Not only is this forest home to the oldest trees in Massachusetts, but you’ll find some of the tallest birch trees too! Set out on an adventure to explore Mohawk Trail State Forest, and you’ll find the oldest trees in all of Massachusetts.

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