Becket Woods, in the Berkshire Hills, is a magnificent 890-acre community where the natural state of the land has been preserved. Ninety-four of these acres have been set aside for community use, including natural ponds for fishing and swimming. There is also an 8.3 acre pond with a 1,000-foot beaver dam left in its natural state.
Three tennis courts are on the property. A basketball court, playground and picnic gazebo are available as well.
The community lands offer more than five miles of hiking, snowshoeing and x-country skiing trails.
Within this natural preserve of Becket Woods there are 163 building lots spotted about the woodlands. While all of the lots are individually owned there are some which become available from time to time. To date about 90 lot owners have built homes. Many of these are vacation-second homes with an increasing number of year round residents. Only a handful of homes may be seen as you drive about the community, as many are deep into the woods on long driveways. Some sites have ponds, streams, old stonewalls, mountain views or meadow areas.
Becket Woods is in the Town of Becket, Berkshire County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is located 9 miles east of Lee, 19 miles southeast of Pittsfield and 125 miles northeast of New York City. A short two and a half hour drive from the Throgs Neck Bridge. Historic towns like, Stockbridge, Lenox and Great Barrington are only thirty minutes away.
Becket Woods is high and dry with elevations 1950 ft above sea level. Most of the property is gently sloped to fairly level and heavily wooded. All roads are completed and upgraded yearly. Telephone and electric utilities are installed underground so there are no unsightly poles and wires on the roads. We expect that broadband internet will be available by summer/fall of 2022. Becket is a charming and stable area with many farms and country homes. Becket hosts an Arts Center, a cross country ski center, the Quarry Land Trust and Basin Pond owned by the Trustees of the Reservations.
There are more than five golf courses, two of them public, within 14 miles of Becket Woods. Across the valley is October Mountain State Forest with more than 15,000 acres of wilderness and is the largest forest in Massachusetts. East Otis reservoir with state park facilities and a 1,065-acre lake is right “down the road”. The Town of Becket maintains a public beach at Center Pond on Route 8 nearby. Ten ski areas are located within 25 miles. Over thirty lakes and ponds offer great fishing. For entertainment and culture, the Berkshires offer outstanding summer theatre, music and dance productions. Tanglewood is within 14 miles and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is just two miles away. Dozens of art galleries abound in the area.
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