Basin Pond (BNRC)

Basin Pond (BNRC)

Berkshire Natural Resources Council Becket Road Becket, Massachusetts 01223

Official Website
Basin Pond guide and map

About this Location

Basin Pond’s trails lead visitors across streams and cascades through a boulder-strewn natural amphitheater to a beaver pond and the site of two long-gone human-made dams. Hikers today can enjoy Basin Pond’s 296 acres by taking the loop trail or walking the more direct route to the pond via the lower trail.

This land, and all of the present-day Berkshires, are the ancestral homeland of the Mohican people, who were forcefully displaced to Wisconsin by European colonization. These lands continue to be of great significance to the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation today.

Notable Trails

Basin Pond Trail: 2.5 miles round trip, 1.75 hours, moderate
Beautiful wetlands, with a wildlife viewing deck in the sun. The trail crosses a boulder field which provides a great place for kids to climb and hide on trailside rocks.

The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Basin Pond.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website

Last updated November 23, 2023