Peru

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More than half of Peru is covered in forests.

Settled in 1767, the town, so the story confusingly goes, was named “because it is like the Peru of South America, a mountain town, and if no gold or silver mines are under her rocks, she favors hard money and begins with a P.” Peru rocks the highest town elevation in Massachusetts, at over 2,000 feet. Two large and beautiful wildlife management areas reside in the northern and southern thirds of town, and the east has a number of scenic brooks. Located on the eastern edge of the Berkshires, Peru provides unspoiled natural beauty and a relaxed home haven, especially for those commuting to Pittsfield, Northampton, and Springfield for work.

POINTS OF INTEREST

DOROTHY RICE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Tranquil and spectacularly beautiful, this nature preserve has 286 acres of hiking and walking trails through and around woodlands, meadows, and a pond.

PERU STATE FOREST

This enormous park, covering 2,750 acres of trails and scenic vistas, is ideal for hiking, birdwatching, snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing. At Garnet Peak, visit the memorial to World War II paratroopers whose transport plane crashed on the mountain in heavy fog.

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