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Address: Mason Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
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Straddling the Massachusetts/Vermont border, this inviting mix of forest...

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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A Nice Stroll in the Woods

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2015
chiefwahoo1989
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 has no view so do not be disappointed.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 great; I don't and didn't.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 you. It's definitely a noce place to just get outside and spend a peaceful feelw... More 

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Aurora
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of Mount Greylock. Get there late in the day and you can watch the sun... More 

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. There is another entrance that is flatter. The view overlooking the meadow is expansive and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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