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Mountain Meadow Preserve

#8 of 16 things to do in Williamstown Features Animals
Mason Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
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Plenty of trails

There are about 5 miles of trails in the Preserve. We only went to the first overlook in the field... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dave d
Bradford, Massachusetts
For the Light Adventurer

Pretty meadow, wooded loop path is nice. Not strenuous, best view is from the back side of the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Berkshires, Massachusetts
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Straddling the Massachusetts/Vermont border, this inviting mix of forest and field, wetland and wildflower meadow, draws both novice hikers and serious naturalists.
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1 week ago
“Plenty of trails”
23 Sep 2016
“For the Light Adventurer”
Mason Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are about 5 miles of trails in the Preserve. We only went to the first overlook in the field as we'd been to 9 other reservations on this day and it was getting late. You get a very nice view with little effort (only...More

Thank dave d
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Pretty meadow, wooded loop path is nice. Not strenuous, best view is from the back side of the meadow itself, far to the left as you enter from Mason Street. Pretty to stroll the perimeter of the meadow, woodsy part is easy hiking, "summit" area...More

Thank M616M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

If you like walking through the woods, this is for you. For a brief part of the hike, you can see mountain vistas, and then you're in the woods and at the mercy of the mosquitoes. My wife loves to hike and thought it was...More

Thank JMBnyc
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

This preserve provides a wonderful walk in the woods with very little elevation change. Your best views are had at the meadow at the veginning of the trail. The rest of the hike is a stroll through the woods ro wnjoy thw natire all around...More

Thank chiefwahoo1989
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Yet another great Trustees property, this one has clear, well marked trails with a nice mixture of meadow, mountain and woodland. Good parking. Not that strenuous. No water or facilities.

Thank Film G
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Close to town. The relatively flat trail around the meadow has wildflowers, butterflies, and nice views of mountains. Longer trails go off of that through the woods.

Thank karly65
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I live locally and have hiked this preserve in all seasons. I have done both long and short hikes. For a half-hour in-and-out hike, you can simply walk to the top of the hill to the big open vista and take in a sweeping view...More

Thank MontereyMama83
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

We started at the trailhead at Mason Dr. Remarkable because it's just a short drive from Williamstown but very removed from the activity of town and campus. This well marked trail is largely uphill and could be challenging for some, also angled in some sections....More

Thank KT_Brady
Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

We were nearby so we walked through the trail for a very short amount of time to this meadow; the view is amazing! You are looking at Vermont, N ew York, and Massachusetts breathtaking mountain views.

2  Thank CaitlinH300
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I wanted very much to take my friends there but time/weather didn't permit. However, I have been there before and want to encourage everyone to go and enjoy it. The Trustees of Reservations organization has done a wonderful job preserving this great property.

2  Thank Mary G
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