Mountain Meadow Preserve

Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267

Mountain Meadow Preserve

Mountain Meadow Preserve Professional Review and Guide

"Straddling two states, this string of small loop trails begins with one of the most evocative panoramic views in the Berkshires. Greylock Range and the Taconics are a stunning backdrop to a meadow that in summer is filled with colorful wildflowers and butterflies. A few short, steep climbs and the ruins of former habitations add interest.

A kiosk complete with large trail map stands just beyond the parking area; trail maps may also be available here. Trail intersections are signed. Follow the mowed Niles Trail across a field of goldenrod, yellow hawkweed, and robin plantain bordered by autumn olive, apple trees, honeysuckle, and dogwood. Autumn olive, now considered an invasive exotic, was planted to control erosion. Its yellowish blossoms fill the air with a sweet perfume in late spring. The trail rises into a wooded strip, and then enters another small field."

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Trail Information

Williamstown
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
4
Distance
430 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2-2.5 hours
Duration
The Trustees of Reservations, Western Regional Office, 193 High Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 (413-532-1631; westregion@ttor.org; thetrustees.org).
Local Contacts
USGS Williamstown; trail map available online
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018