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Hopkin's Memorial Forest

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Address: Williamstown, MA
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Tunnels of green and rolling trails.

If you enjoy walking through the woods on winding trails, then Hopkins Forest is a great spot. Do not come here if you're looking for steep climbs or sweeping vistas. The trails... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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New Hampshire
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Nothing terribly special here. As others have noted, just some well maintained trails through the woods.

Thank linkomatic
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you enjoy walking through the woods on winding trails, then Hopkins Forest is a great spot. Do not come here if you're looking for steep climbs or sweeping vistas. The trails are wide and well-maintained and there are several options, from a short loop to a longer loop. A little hard to find, as its off the beaten track... More 

1 Thank MontereyMama83
Hyde Park, New York
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We had Hiked up Berlin mountain in the morning so we're looking for a less strenuous hike for the afternoon. This was perfect. We Hiked the figure 8 trail which about 4 miles in length. Very little change in elevation which was perfect. The trail is wooded with bridges across the stream. It would be a nice walk with a... More 

1 Thank kayaker332
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

The Hokins Forest, a 3'000 acre tri-state nature reserve that is part of Williams College seves as the site for many of the college's Environmental Study Center's projects. It covers the ridge abutting the college from New York state, thru Massachusetts, into Vermont. its , a part of Williams College

1 Thank Sam H
New York
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Very close to town. Lower loop trail provided a nice hour plus hike through woods. Many longer trails available.

2 Thank karly65
Providence, Rhode Island
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Hopkins Forest has two trail loops that are well maintained for hiking, skiing and snow shoeing. After starting with an initial incline, the terrain is fairly level, making it a good spot for people who want to be outdoors regardless of their level of fitness. There's a small parking area.

1 Thank Nnie V
North Adams, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This is a perfect place for the walking, hiking, snowshoeing. It's open all year round, it's free and pets are allowed. Very nice walking with your kids in the woods in the hot summer. Especially beautiful in the colorful foliage. You can take a long hike or a short walk. Also there is very beautiful small herb and flowers garden.

2 Thank Tanya L
Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
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99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you're looking for a pleasant little stroll in the woods, Hopkins Forest is the place for you. Its easy (2-3 miles?) figure-8 trail follows a lovely little brook for part of its route. More ambitious hikers can branch off and follow a trail that connects up with the Taconic Crest trail. And if there's enough snow, it's also a... More 

4 Thank Ken K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a great place for a walk. You can do the nature trail, or just walk up the path. It is open year round, and has events like Sheep to Shawl in the Fall, and Sugaring Off event in the Spring. When we had a dog, this was one of my favorite walks. We could go farther if we... More 

2 Thank Mojo01267
North Reading, MA
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69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Very scenic in the early spring, with foliage just coming out and plenty of water in the babbling brook, which you pass over several times on sturdy wooden bridges. Choice of 1.5 mile lower loop or add on another 2.6 miles for the upper loop - we did both. For more gradual descents (and steeper ascents), suggest going left on... More 

3 Thank shartwell

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