Although modest in size, the 180-acre reservation rises in elevation from 690 feet at the Williamstown parking lot to more than 1,100 feet across much of the preserve’s Vermont landscape. From the broad meadow a few hundred yards beyond the parking lot, enjoy a view of the Hoosac Valley that includes both Williamstown church spires and Mount Greylock. Climb a half-mile loop trail to a hilltop, from where you can also continue your hike into the Pownal, Vermont side of the reservation. If you prefer your vistas without the uphill walk, enter the reservation from the Pownal parking lot. Meander along a network of flat trails to a woods road leading to a scenic overlook at the ruins of Mausert’s Camp, a rustic family getaway that burned down in the 1970s.
Four miles of easy-to-moderate hiking on woods roads and footpaths.
Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1 hour.