Nestled among the rolling foothills of the Berkshires in the northwest corner of Franklin County lies the beautiful, rural, historic town of Hawley, Massachusetts. The town has a total area of 30.9 square miles, and had a population of 337 at the 2010 census. Hawley is bordered by Charlemont to the north, Buckland to the east, Ashfield to the southeast, Plainfield to the south, and Savoy to the west.
Kenneth Dubuque State Forest, consists of 7,822 acres in southwestern Hawley. There are two main access routes: southerly on Route 8A from Route 2 in Charlemont and northerly on Route 8A from 116 in Plainfield. The forest has four shelters with fireplaces and tables, a large enclosed pavilion at Hallockville Pond and extensive parking. A 20-acre pond fishing.
Hawley Bog is one of the few remaining examples of a New England bog in its natural state. A mat of consolisted peat 30 feet thick floats on open water and supports an unusual community of plants including a variety of mosses. It's located on East Hawley Road.