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Launch a canoe to visit this 7-acre island preserve in the northern basin of Hinsdale’s Ashmere Lake.

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

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Ashmere Island 42.451600, -73.086400 Ashmere Island(center of property) (Directions)


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No maintained trails

Special features: Ashmere Lake


A public boat launch serving all of the lake is located at Ashmere Lake State Forest at the far south end of the lake (accessed from Hickingbotham Road in Hinsdale).

GPS: 42.4516, -73.0864  (center of property)


Paddle, ice skate, snowshoe or ski to this small island in the northern half of Ashmere Lake. If you bring a picnic, make sure to take every crumb home with you to avoid luring hungry wildlife to this isolated habitat.

No camping and no fires, please.