The Trustees of Reservations own and care for more than 100 special places amounting to 25,000+ acres throughout Massachusetts, including some of the most beautifu and popular places in the Berkshires. We haven’t visited them all, but as we do, we’ll post articles, photos, and video here.
Ashintully Gardens, Sodom Road, Tyringham, MA 01264
Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.
Ashley House, Cooper Hill Road, Ashley Falls, Sheffield, MA 01257
Learn about two very different people who fought for freedom and liberty – and changed our history.
Bartholomew’s Cobble, Weatogue Road, Ashley Falls, Sheffield, MA 01257
Created by geologic upheavals a half-billion years ago, this hundred-foot-high bedrock outcropping introduces visitors to a rugged and exotic landscape that also supports 800 species of plants while offering terrific mountain vistas.
Dry Hill, Old North Road, New Marlborough, MA 01230
Wander across more than 200 acres of forest and through a maze of thickets on a trail that traces a small brook and passes vernal pools and other wetlands.
Field Farm, Sloan Road, Williamstown, MA 01267
From a pair of Modernist houses nestled against a hillside, you’ll admire Mount Greylock rising across the valley. Follow trails past fields and marsh and wander through manicured gardens graced by sculptures. And don’t miss out on the chance to stay at our Guest House on the property.
Goose Pond Reservation, Cooper Creek Road, Lee, MA 01238
Paddle across Lower Goose Pond, a mountain lake anchored by steep ridgelines that also support a remote section of the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail.
McLennan Reservation, Fenn Road, Tyringham & Otis, MA 01264
Venture into a rugged and remote tract of forested hills and wetlands at the edge of historic Tyringham Valley.
Monument Mountain, Route 7, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Ascend this popular peak, which once drew 19th-century literary giants, and from its summit gaze across the spectacular landscapes of the Housatonic River Valley.
Mountain Meadow Preserve, Mason Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
Straddling the Massachusetts/Vermont border, this inviting mix of forest and field, wetland and wildflower meadow, draws both novice hikers and serious naturalists.
Naumkeag, Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire “Cottage.”
Notchview. Old Route 9, Windsor, MA 01270
Renowned for its Nordic skiing, Notchview also entices year-round adventurers for hiking and birdwatching.
Questing, New Marlborough Hill Road, New Marlborough, MA 01230
Visit a landscape of returning forest and wetlands, and remnant cellar holes and stone walls that recall a long-abandoned settlement dating to early Colonial times.
>The Mission House, Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Journey back in time at this Colonial-era house and museum, a National Historic Landmark that tells the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans and missionary John Sergeant.
Tyringham Cobble, Jersusalem Road, Tyringham, MA 01264
Ascend through orchards and woodlands to where twin ancient formations of exposed bedrock offer panoramic vistas of the serene Tyringham Valley.