Washington Mountain Meadow

Washington, Massachusetts

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Acres and acres of boggy wetland plus a very nice interpretive trail with privacy: this unique place is one of the best-kept secrets in the Berkshires. The Washington Mountain Meadow Interpretive Loop Trail is divided into two parts. The first section is an 800-foot-long universally accessible path, and the second is a fascinating hike through the massive meadow. The tour can be approximately doubled in length by piggybacking the Outer Loop Trail to the Interpretive Loop Trail. The Outer Loop Trail swings around the northern edge of the meadow.
Discover the Berkshires of Massachusetts

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Discover the Berkshires of Massachusetts

by Charles W.G. Smith & Susan A. Smith (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Acres and acres of boggy wetland plus a very nice interpretive trail with privacy: this unique place is one of the best-kept secrets in the Berkshires. The Washington Mountain Meadow Interpretive Loop Trail is divided into two parts.

The first section is an 800-foot-long universally accessible path, and the second is a fascinating hike through the massive meadow. The tour can be approximately doubled in length by piggybacking the Outer Loop Trail to the Interpretive Loop Trail. The Outer Loop Trail swings around the northern edge of the meadow.

©  Charles W.G. Smith & Susan A. Smith/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Washington
Distance: 1.8
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: October Mountain State Forest
Local Maps: Washington Mountain Meadow Interpretive Trail Guide and Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Washington Mountain Meadow

Recent Trail Reviews

9/27/2007
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This truly is one of the most incredible trails in the Berkshires! It is mostly flat, but long enough of a walk to feel you've had some exercise. Amazing views of the marsh- my favorite part of the trail is where you're standing on a man made bridge, and the beavers have built a damn so that the water is above you and in front of you there is an open marsh with beaver damns, heron, geese and ducks. Truly beautiful. Be careful if you have dogs- the mud on the sides of the wooden walkways can be like quicksand if they venture off- one small dog learned the hardway when she sank up to her armpits!



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