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Bartholomew's Cobble

105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, MA 01257
413-229-8600
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Sheffield
Owner description: Created by geologic upheavals a half-billion years ago, this hundred-foot-high bedrock outcropping introduces visitors to a rugged and exotic... more » Owner description: Created by geologic upheavals a half-billion years ago, this hundred-foot-high bedrock outcropping introduces visitors to a rugged and exotic landscape that also supports 800 species of plants while offering terrific mountain vistas. « less
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I am an avid hiker and there are so many up here in the Berkshires! One of my favorites is Hurlburts Hill @ Bartholomews Cobble in Sheffield,MA. It is a quick, exhilarating hike to the top of one of the sweetest panoramic views up the valley! I enjoy bringing my guitar up there and singing at the top of the... More

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Salisbury
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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A cobble, in this part of New England, is a limestone outcropping. Cobbles can be larger or smaller: this one is larger. It juts out into the Housatonic river and features a number of hiking trails, none of which is very challenging, although in rainy or icy weather you have to be a little careful. But all of them are... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were really excited to come here and see the cobble that looks amazing from pictures. The guy at the info was very nice, helpful, gave recommendations of which path to hike on (5.5 year old and 1.5 who doesn't like to sit in his stroller...). Could have been beautiful if it weren't for the insane mosquitoes...I wish we had... More

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Monterey, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I spent an afternoon here recently with kids ranging from 2 to 9 years old and two adults. The Cobble is a favorite from my childhood and ideal for a relaxed hike with great river views and wildlife sightings. Bring a picnic and let time slip away. Bring suncreen! Once you hike away from the cobble, you are in some... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great easy enjoyable hike. Beautiful scenic viesta. We saw a bunch of tree swallows in the meadow....really cool. The ferns were everywhere...all different kinds.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We walked round the Ledges trail which circles the Cobble's marble cliffs, frilled with ferns. Through the trees you can see the Housatonic and beyond it farmer's fields and the Berkshire hills. For us oldsters, the walk was gentle and full of simple delight. There were a multitude of wild plants, birds and a handful of scurrying chipmunks. There was... More

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Upton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

My husband and I hiked at the Cobble today. Easy to find. Ample parking. The trails are well marked and maintained. There are a number of trails on the property. We started by climbing Hurbutt Hill with a scenic vista at the top....well worth the climb although it is not strenuous but a bit hot since a good part of... More

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Sheffield, Massachusetts
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is a very unique geological site where the cobble creates habitat for a wide range of unusual ferns. This is one of two properties just north of CT line which is managed by Trustees of the Reservations. Woodland trails, an historic home from 1700's and opportunities to take guided walks, canoe trips and just quiet strolls make this idea... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

During our 20-year residence in Western Massachusetts, my wife and I formed an intimate bond with Bartholomew's, Cobble, visiting during the non-winter months at least 2 dozen times. It is simple, intimate, easily comprehended, and spiritually satisfying. It restored our souls again and again, never disappointing us, and we have never escaped the feeling that it was our own, special... More

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Massachusettes
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2009

This was a pretty area. We visited in April 2009. We only walked around the cobble and down Bailey trail. Saw rabbits and birds and plenty of wild flowers. It was serene and uncrowded, probably because of it's 'out in the middle of nowhere' location. The facilities were clean and convenient. Usually you don't find bathrooms at a trustees reservation... More

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