MORE INFORMATION: Appalachian Trail Conservancy 799 West Washington Street Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (304) 535-6331
HIGHLIGHTS: From the Village of Sheffield, the Appalachian Trail climbs from US 7, crosses the Housatonic River, and heads toward the Tom Leonard and Mt. Wilcox shelters. This is a short, twenty-two mile section, but Benedict Pond is on the route and it is a nice glacial pond that has picnic tables, tent sites, and a public beach that allows swimming. Upper Goose Pond is north of Benedict Pond, and it offers some of the same services. A cabin is located on the southern edge of the pond and their is usually a summer caretaker on site in the summer. The cabin is complete with bunk beds, a stove, a dinner table, and a nice deck for lounging in front of the pond. Canoe rentals are also available.