Hikes & Walks | Nature & Gardens

Sheep Hill

Sheep Hill is the site for programs and events highlighting the natural and cultural history of the former farm, the town and the surrounding region.

Did you know that the Williamstown valley was once at the bottom of a large and deep lake? This and more information is available in the Dietze Interpretive Center in the old dairy barn.

Programs, events, and informal exploration are available year round. Children’s nature programs include school field trips, pre-school, after school and summer nature and science.

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This 50-acre former dairy farm was purchased by the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation in 2000.  The farm was called Sunny Brook Farm, and the landscape Sheep Hill, for the sheep raised here in the late 19th century. The Williams Outing Club operated a rope ski tow here from the late 1930’s to the mid 1950’s. 


Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation
723 Cold Spring Road
Williamstown, MA