The Berkshire town of Cheshire, MA became incorporated in 1793 and is most historically known for being home to some of the earliest glassmakers in Western Massachusetts. Cheshire also gifted a 1,450 pound cheese to Thomas Jefferson in 1801 to celebrate his election to the White House. Today, Cheshire is a wonderful town to visit especially if you want to spend some time outdoors. The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail runs through Cheshire, MA which is great for walking, biking or skating on. The trail goes right by Cheshire Lake which is fun for boating and fishing, or you can try challenging yourself by hiking the Appalachian Trail which crosses through the small Western Massachusetts town.

Cheshire, MA

Cheshire Lake

Cheshire, MA information:
Population: 3,401
Settled: 1766
Incorporated: 1793
Named after Cheshire, England
Founded by Babtists from Rhode Island
Elevation: 963ft
Cheshire, MA town website
Town Hall: 80 Church St, Cheshire, MA 01225
Phone: (413) 743-1690

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